In Senate of the United States.
January 10th. 1806.
Resolved, that the President of the United States be requested to communicate to the Senate, any such information in his possession as he may deem expedient, relative to the interpolation by any foreign power, of new principles in the law of nations, injurious to the rights and interests of the United States; and particularly any evidence of recent decisions in the British Court of Admiralty, to that effect: together with such diplomatic communications between this government and that of Great Britain, in relation to this subject as he may think proper. Attest,
Sam A. Otis Secretary.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.