Whilst Mr. Jefferson was Secretary of State he made several Reports to Congress relating to our Commerce & navigation. In one of them, he was led to a comparison of the war & peace freights & ensurences, and to an estimate of the encouragement that could be afforded to our own navigation with reference to that comparison. I do not find among my preserved papers a Copy of that Document. If you can forward me one you will oblige me. I would even request, if a printed copy be not at command, and the length of the part in question should not forbid a manuscript one from the Records; that I may be favored with the latter. Begging pardon for the trouble I am imposing I offer you assurances of my esteem & friendly wishes.