I request that they may be considered in confidence, until the members of Congress are fully possessed of their contents, and shall have had opportunity to deliberate on the consequences of their publication; after which time, I submit them to your wisdom.
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Source Notes: Source: President JOHN ADAMS, message to both houses of Congress transmitting dispatches from France, April 3, 1798.The Works of John Adams, ed. Charles Francis Adams, vol. 9, p. 158 .
John Adams (October 30, 1735 July 4, 1826) was the first (1789 1797) Vice President of the United States, and the second (1797 1801) President of the United States.