City of Washington, April 2d. 1806.
I inclose a copy of a circular letter, addressed without distinction of party, to all the members of both Houses of Congress, and also to the President of the United States. I find myself compelled, from the treatment I have received, to take a step of this kind; and the respect I have for your person and character, induces me to make the communication to you. I have the honor to be, with perfect esteem, Sir, Your most obedient Servant,
DLC: Papers of James Madison.