I received some time since a Letter from an American Gentleman now in London, a Candidate for Orders, desiring to know if American Candidates might have Orders from Protestant Bishops on the Continent, and complaining that he had been refused by the Bishop of London and the Arch Bishop of Canterbury, unless he would take the Oaths of Allegiance, &c.
Meeting soon after the Danish Minister, I had the curiosity to inquire of him whether ordination might be had in Denmark. He
Thus it seems what I meant as current conversation only, has been made the subject of Deliberation of the Government of Denmark, and their Faculty of Theology, which makes it necessary for me to Transmit it to Congress. I am happy to find the Decision so liberal.