Department of State March 4th. 1806.
I request the favor of you to state at what rate pr. half sheet, a reputable printer would undertake to print the laws of the present Session of Congress at Philadelphia, in the usual octavo form in which other Sessions appear; the number of copies to be 10,000. The object of this request is to test the price demanded for the printing here; and as the contract must soon be made, I would be obliged by your answer being given as soon as convenient. I am &c.
DNA: RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.