From Thomas Newton
Norfolk Aug 10—1803
Agreeable to your desire I wrote for two pipes best wine for you & one for myself which I am in hopes agreeable to my freinds promise will be of far superior quality to any we have yet had. we have nothing new here no late arivals. the Brittish Creuze of our Coasts impress men & have as I have heard taken some Spanish vessels laden with flour from Baltimore to Havanna. wishing you health & happiness I am with the greatest respect
Yr obt Servt
Mr Lindsay will inform you that we are fast increasing & expect the port will be valuable if the Brittish will do as they ought—
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 23 Aug. and so recorded in SJL.
mr lindsay: possibly Adam Lindsay, previously a Norfolk merchant with whom TJ corresponded but who had since settled in the District of Columbia (Vol. 36:216-17n).