To Nathaniel Macon
Feb. 8. 1802.
I now inclose the information desired by the resolution of the House of representatives of the 2d. instant. considering that it will yet be some time before the conferences will be held with the Creeks, and that the disclosure of the views explained in this message might have an unfavorable influence on the result of those conferences, I refer to the consideration of the house whether these communications should not be deemed confidential. Accept assurances of my high consideration & respect.
RC (DNA: RG 233, PM, 7th Cong., 1st sess.); at foot of text: “The Speaker of the House of Representatives.” PrC (DLC). Enclosures: TJ to the House of Representatives, 8 Feb., and enclosures.