To Caesar A. Rodney
Washington Novr. 7. 1803.
I have recd your note of the 4th. instant,1 to which I can only answer, that the form of procedure & the mode of proof observed by the Commissionrs under the French Convention, not having been particularly communicated to this Dept. it is to be presumed, that both are such as usage prescribes in similar cases. I inclose a copy of a document accompanying the Convention which enumerates the classes of claims meant to be covered by it.2 Very Sincerely & respectfully I am Dr Sir Yrs.