Department of State 18 March 1806
On your return to Paris, I request you to purchase for the use of this Department of State the books a list of which is enclosed: The places and dates of the editions are mentioned in the list not with any view to a preference; but on the contrary the most recent editions are the most desireable, if equally correct in the execution. You may draw for the expense. I have the honor to be, Sir, With great respect, Your most obed. Servt.
NN: Lee Kohns Memorial Collection.