United States Dec. 22d 1800
Gentlemen of the Senate
In conformity with your request, in your resolution of the 19th of this month, I transmit you the instructions given to our late envoys, Extraordinary, & Ministers plenipotentiary to the French Republic.
It is my request to the Senate, that these instructions may be considered in strict confidence, & returned to me, as soon as the Senate shall have made all the use of them, they may judge necessary.
DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.