To the Senate 
In compliance with the Resolution of the Senate of the 15th. ultimo, requesting information concerning an arrangement limiting the Naval Armament on the Lakes, I transmit a Report of this date from the Secretary of State, to whom the Resolution was referred. ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Washington 9th. January 1865
 DS, DNA RG 46, Senate 38A F3. Seward's report of January 9, which Lincoln transmitted, referred the Senate to President Monroe's message of April 6, 1818; ``with the accompanying papers . . . found in the series of American State papers published by Messrs. Gales & Seaton under the authority of Congress, Class I, Foreign Relations, volume IV, pages 202 to 207 inclusive.''