Department of State, March 17th. 1806.
I have received the documents contained in your letter of the 6th. March. As they present a case precisely similar, as respects the interlocutory order, to the Halifax cases, represented to this Department, I must refer you to the answer given to the application made by the Insurance Companies of Philadelphia of one of which you are at the head. I have the honor to be, Sir, With much respecy, Your obed. Servt.
DNA: RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.