Washington July 19. 1808.
I have taken the Liberty to forward under Cover to you, a Dispatch for H. M. Government, as you were so good as to say a Gentleman would take Charge of it, as also a Letter, to go by the St. Michael; the Vessel which has been hired by the Government of the U. S. for the Purpose of carrying Dispatches to Great Britain & to France. I beg Leave to repeat my Thanks for your obliging offer upon the Occasion, and to assure You of the high Respect & Regard with which I have the Honor to be Sir Your most obed humbe. Servt.
D. M. Erskine
DNA: RG 59-NFL-Notes from Foreign Legations, Great Britain.