John Forsyth to Anthony Butler, 7 July 1834
Mr. Forsyth to Mr. Butler.
Department of State,
July 7, 1834.
I have the honor to introduce to you the Chevalier Morelli, Neapolitan consul general in the United States. The chevalier proceeds to Mexico, by direction of his Government, for the purpose of endeavoring to obtain from the Mexican Government restitution of the property of the duke of Montelone. The Kind of the Two Sicilies has expressed a hope that the President of the United States would use his influence in favor of the object of the chevalier's mission, and a request to the same effect has been made by the chevalier himself. For reasons that have been explained to him, the President does not dem it advisable to interpose; he has instruted me, however, to recommend the chevalier to your friendly attentions, and to request you to give him such advice and assistance as your experience and knowledge of Mexican affairs may enable you to afford, and as may be consistent with your public character.
I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,
Anthony Butler, Esq.
Chargé d'Affaires of the U. S., Mexico.
Enclosed in MVB to the U.S. House of Representatives, 4 July 1838 (HRExdoc 351).