St. Petersburg September 15 1806.
I herewith inclose the Copy of a Manifest of the Emperor lately published with a reply of the Senate thereto. I deem it my duty to transmit it to You Sir; it is of a nature to be read with interest.
The answer to the ultimatum given by this Court to France, is not yet received; it may be perhaps Known to You before my communication of it can reach You; it involves a most important question, one, calculated to excite universal anxiety. I have the honor to be, with great respect, Sir, Your most obedt. Servant,
DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, St. Petersburg.