[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.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.