Feb 8th 1799
Gentlemen of the Senate
I nominate William Smith our minister plenipotentiary to the court of Portugal to be envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to
The Sublime Ottoman Porte
with full powers to negotiate a treaty of Amity & commerce between the United States of America & the dominions and Dependencies of the Sublime Porte
DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.