Dept of State 3d. June 1808.
I had the Honor to receive your Letter of the 30th. Ulto this morning, together with two Packets exclusive of the one in which it came.
I have not seen Mr. Forrest since his return from Baltimore. He is kept at Home, by the Death of his youngest Child. He sent me the inclosed Note, yesterday. I have received the Passport for the Hamlet, from Genl. Turreau & forwarded it on to Mr. Hill by the Mail of today. I have also written to Mr. Rademaker that his Secretary might have a Passage in the Hamlet. In stating to Mr. Hill that this Gentleman would be the companion of his voyage I have hinted that he might be a useful one. I take the Liberty to inclose a Note from Mr. Sheldon, from which you will see, that this Department is very considerably in arrears with our Bankers in London. Mr. Gallatin sets out for NewYork tomorrow & he tells me that he will while there ascertain the best way to make remittances to London.
I am very happy to see from Mr. Lears Statement that we shall be handsomely in advance at Algiers when our store Ship arrives there. I am Dear Sir most Respectfully Your Obt Sert