Letters relative to Barbary states & our captive

Secretary of State to the President of the Senate


I have the honor to inclose you a letter from one of our captive citizens of Algiers, if I may judge from the superscription, and from the letters from the same quarter which I have received myself. As these relate to a matter before your house, and contain some information we have not before had, I take the liberty of inclosing you copies of them.—I have the honour to be with sentiments of the most profound respect & attachment, Sir Your most obedient & most humble servt.,

Th: Jefferson

RC (DNA: RG 46, Senate Records, 1st. Cong., 3rd. sess.); at foot of text: “The President of the Senate” (entry in SJL describes it as to “ Adams V. P. of the Senate”). PrC (DLC). FC (DNA: RG 59, Record of Reports of Thomas Jefferson, p. 142). Enclosures (in addition to that first mentioned, not otherwise identified): (1) O'Bryen to Carmichael [11 or 15 May 1790], printed below. (2) O'Bryen to Carmichael, 17 May 1790, printed below. (3) O'Bryen to TJ, 12 July 1790.