The Director of the Consular Service of the Department of State (Carr) to Consul William Dawson
Sir: You are hereby designated as American Commissioner at Dantzig, and you are instructed to proceed to Dantzig and assume your duties as early as possible.
Mr. Albert Halstead, Jr., who is now in the United States, has been offered the position of clerk at Dantzig and has been instructed to arrange to proceed with you.
You are authorized to purchase necessary furniture and furnishings for the opening of the office, keeping these expenditures as low as practicable, and not exceeding a total of $500. You will, as early as practicable after your arrival at your post, submit an itemized estimate of the expenses of conducting the office.
I am [etc.]