Mar. 5. 06.
To the Senate of the US.
According to the request of the Senate expressed in their resolution of the 3d. inst. I now transmit the extract of a letter from the Secretary of State to the Minister Plenipotentiary of the US. at Paris, the answer to that letter, & two letters from Henry Waddell a citizen of the US. relative to the interference of the sd minister in the case of the ship New Jersey, & to the principles alledged to have been laid down by him on that occasion.
There are in the office of the department of state several printed memorials in this case by the agent of those interested in the ship, which are voluminous, & in French. if these be within the scope of the request of the Senate, the printed copies can be sent in immediately: but if translations be necessary, some considerable time will be requisite for their execution. on this subject any further desire which the Senate shall think proper to express, shall be complied with.