November 27, 1816
By the President of the United States of America
Suffer the Ship Asia of New York John Walter master or commander of the burthen of three hundred and twenty one 13/95 tons or thereabouts mounted with no guns navigated with thirteen men.
To Pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods, and Merchandize without any hinderance seisure or molestation The said ship appearing by good testimony, to belong to one or more of the citizens of the United States of America and to him or them only
Given under my Hand and the Seal of the United States of America the twenty seventh day of November in the year of ourr Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixeteen.
By the President
Jas. Monroe Secretary of State
State of Louisiana
District of Mississippi
Countersigned by J.L.A. Duplipis