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PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES;
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COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES,
ANTERIOR TO SEPTEMBER 30, 1800, &C
In compliance with a resolution of the Senates
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To the Senate of the United States:
Washinqton, toth May, 18£6.
In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, of the 5th of March, 1824, requesting copies of the several instructions to the ministers of the United States to the Government of France, and of the correspondence between the said ministers and Government having reference to the spoliations committed by that Power on the commerce of the United States anterior to the 30th of September, 1800, or so much thereof as can be communicated without prejudice to the public interest; also, how far, if at all, the claim of indemnity from the Government of France, for the spoliations aforesaid, was affected by the convention entered into between the United States and France, on the said soth of September, 1800, I transmit herewith a report from the Secretary of State, with the documents desired by the resolution.
JOHN QUINCY AD4MS.