In Senate UStates March 5h 1806
Agreeably to your request I return your message of 24th, having the permission of the V President & of the chairman of the committee to whom it was referred.
You will have the goodness to return it to me when you have made such alteration as you may judge proper
I have the honor to be very respectfully your most humble Sert
Sam A. Otis
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.