Norfolk. Decemr. 13th—1805.
When I received the enclosed Letters I expected to have had the pleasure of delivering them; but the Ship in which I sailed from Liverpool on the 3d. October for New-york was forced to put in here, when she arrived last Evening. This prevents me from taking Washington in my way home. A Book which I received from mr. Monroe for you will be sent on by the first opportunity.
I am most respectfully your obt: Sevt.
ViW: Tucker-Coleman Papers.