Thomas Jefferson Papers

Drafts of Messages to Congress, 6 December 1805

[6 Dec. 1805; 24 Feb. 1806]

The enclosed letter &c

it is sent in a separate & confidential message because it’s publication may discourage frank communicns between our ministers & the govmts with which they reside.

for exploring the waters of the country ceded by the Convention with France of Apr. 30. 1803, & the Indian nation’s inhabiting the same for the purpose of establishing commerce with them.

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