Department of State, January 28, 1794.
I do myself the honor of transmitting to the Senate, the translation of the French act of navigation. It has been executed by the best hand which could be procured; but it is possible, that the novelty of the subject, and certain technical phrases, may have produced inaccuracies.
I have the honor to be, &c.
Printed Source--American State Papers. 38 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1831-61)..