Department of State April 7. 1796.
The Secretary of State has the honour to lay before the President of the U. States, copies of the estimates relative to the treaties with Great Britain, Spain, Algiers & the Indian Tribes northwest of the river Ohio, and a copy of the letter from the Secretary to the President of the Senate & to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, which accompanied those estimates, when he laid the same before Congress, agreeably to the Message of the President of the United States with which he communicated to each House the Treaty with his Catholic Majesty.
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.
Department of State March 31. 1796
Agreeably to the directions of the President of the United States, I have the honor to inclose the Estimates referred to in his Message to the on the 29th instant, relative to the Treaties with Spain and other foreign nations and with certain Indian Tribes.
The estimates are laid before the confidentially, as part of them respect affairs and funding negociations which in their nature and situation appear to require secrecy. with great respect I am Sir. your most ob. serv.
Secretary of St[ate]