Department of State Decr 10. 1796.
The Secretary of State has the honour to lay before the President of the United States the draught of a letter to Colo. Humphreys, with such of his communications as one referred to and necessary to elucidate the remarks in the letter.
The Secretary who presents a letter from Joseph Sterlitz resident of New York, communicating the request of his partner & uncle Philip Mark to be favoured with his commission of Consul of the U.S. for Franconia, in Latin or German, none other being admissible in that country; in consequence of which a commission in Latin has been made out, bearing the date of the original in English.
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.