Department of State, February 5, 1817.
The Secretary of State, to whom has been referred the resolution of the Senate of the 28th of last month, requesting the President to cause to be laid before the Senate such information as he may possess touching the execution of so much of the first article of the late treaty of peace and amity between His Britannic Majesty and the United States of America as relates to the restitution of slaves, has the honor to submit to the President the accompanying papers, marked A, B, C, D, and E, as containing all the information in this Department supposed to be called for by the said resolution. All which is respectfully submitted.
Printed Source--American State Papers. 38 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1831-61)..