Paris 19 Augt. 1806.
That the following declaration was made as Stated, I have no doubt, nor any as to the person by whom it was made. The man is, from all I can learn, both knave & fool enough to have hit on just such a proposition. To us it is of much more importance to know, why, and how it was listened to? I am, with very high respect, Sir, Your most Obedient & very humble Servant
DNA: RG 59—DD—Diplomatic Despatches, France.