Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 29 June 1805

Balt. June 29. 1805


The Enclosed I received this moment. It is an Extract from the Coffee House Book of this place. It would thence seem that the Store Ship the Huntress has been recaptured by the English.


Rt Smith

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.


District of St. Louis

Extract frm. the Coffee House Book. June 29th.

Arrived the Schooner Baltimore 12 Days fm. Bermudas, The Cambrian & Driver have sent into Bermuda’s the Spanish privateer Schooner Maria. Antonio Lobo Master, She had captured the Charles Carter Tomkins, of Norfolk from Wilmington N.C. bound to Falmouth & the Ship Huntress of Boston from the City of Washington bound to Gibraltar loaded as the Captain Says for account of the government of the U.S. they were Recaptured in sight of the Westend of Bermuda by the British Letter of Marque’s on the 9th Inst & supposed to have been ordered to Europe

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