Department of State May 21. 1796.
A demand is presented to me for 1868 49/100 dollars for transcripts of proceedings on American Vessels in the Vice Admiralty Court of Dominica, & other expences connected therewith; and some other smaller demands are depending. I have on hand but 1612 26/100 dollars. I therefore request the Presidents order on the Treasury Department for One Thousand Dollars, to enable me to discharge the above demands and others of like nature as they shall occur: and am very respectfully Sir your most obt servant
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.