Paris 3 December 1806.
You will receive herewith a copy of an Imperial decree of the 21st. of November fixed at Berlin, and yesterday submitted to the Senate. As this decree is susceptable of very different interpretations, I shall seize the first moment that presents itself of asking the explanation, which the Government shall think proper to give to us. I have the honor to be, with very great respect, Sir, Your most obedient and very humble Servant
DNA: RG 59—DD—Diplomatic Despatches, France.