Department of State June the 18th: 1808.
I have the Honor to acknowledge the rect. of Your Letter of the 13th: Inst: together with it’s Inclosures. As they relate to a Subject, more immediately belonging to the Navy Department, I have asked the necessary Information from that Department, and so soon as I receive it, shall hasten to communicate to You the result. I have the Honor to be, With great Consideration, Your obedt. Servt:
(Signed) James Madison.
Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.