Adams Papers

From John Adams to United States Senate, 22 December 1800

United States Dec. 22d 1800

Gentlemen of the Senate

In conformity with your request, in your resolution of the 19th of this month, I transmit you the instructions given to our late envoys, Extraordinary, & Ministers plenipotentiary to the French Republic.

It is my request to the Senate, that these instructions may be considered in strict confidence, & returned to me, as soon as the Senate shall have made all the use of them, they may judge necessary.

John Adams.

DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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