Amsterdam Novr. 11 1806
The inclosed Gazette contains some interesting details of the late military operations of the Emperor of France, which must be read with astonishment by posterity: indeed the scenes which daily present themselves to view on the theater of Europe are in the highest degree calculated to excite surprise & they cannot fail to arrest the attention of the philosophic mind, disposed to search into futurity & calculate the Consequences of such extraordinary events.
I have lately transmitted by quadruplicate Copies a Letter from the King of Holland to the President of the U States which I hope may duly arrive, as I have reason to believe that the reply will be anxiously waited for on the part of this Govt. With sentiments of great respect I have the honor to be yr Ob Sert.
DNA: RG 59--CD--Consular Despatches, Amsterdam.