Washington July 13. 05.
Your favor of the 6th. has been duly recieved. the treaty with France stipulates what is suggested in your letter. French decrees also insert the cause of condemnation.—with respect to Gr. Britain, it is some time since we gave instructions to propose a Convention for the same purpose. the considerations you urge will furnish proper grounds for further pressing the subject. Accept my friendly salutations & assurances of great esteem & respect