Department of State Novr. 20th: 1806.
Mr. Alexander Smith having brought to hand your dispatches, it is seen with regret that my letter of [ ] did not accompany the one which the President addressed to the Emperor. Though it is probable that the defect will have been remedied by the receipt of a duplicate, it has nevertheless been thought proper to repeat a copy under this cover. I am &c:
DNA: RG 59—IC—Instructions to Consuls.