§ To Joseph Emerson
15 June 1805, Department of State. “I have received your letter of the 4th. inst. [not found] respecting the Vessels captured from you in 1797 by the French, the circumstances of which, as you state them, preclude any encouragement to expect restitution.”
Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 15). 2 pp.; dated “June 1805”; date assigned on the basis of the letter’s position in the letterbook.