5 Feb. 1807
Congress of the United States,
In the House of Representatives,
Thursday the 5th. of February—1807
Resolved, that the President of the United States be requested to cause to be laid before this House, such information as may be in the possession of the Executive department, tending to shew the efficacy of Gun boats, in the protection and defence of ports and harbours; and particularly a list of such of the principal ports and harbours of the United States, as may in his opinion be defended, or essentially assisted in being defended, by Gun-boats, together with the number which may be considered necessary for each.
Speaker of the House
of Representatives of the United States.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.