From Abishai Thomas
Navy office Decr. 3rd 1801
Agreeably to the instruction of the President A Thomas had the honor to Submit the enclosed *Statement to the Secretary of State, who approved of the information it contains being communicated to Mr. Pichon.
[In TJ’s hand:]
*of French prizes carried into Mass. New Hamp. Connecticut & Rhode island.
RC (DLC); with TJ’s note written in margin; address on verso partially torn away: “[Pr]esident”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Navy Department on 3 Dec. and “French captures” and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.