I received your letter of 14th ulto with its enclosures, which I shall do myself the honor of laying before the General Assembly on their first meeting, and have not the least doubt, but they will bestow such attention on the matters recommended as the importance of them deserve.
In the mean time I have issued a Proclamation prohibiting the exportation of salt and salted provisions for a limited time. I am limited by our Constitution to Thirty Days, at the end of which I presume the procl will be renewed. I have the honor to be with great respect. Honorable Gentlemen,