Thomas Jefferson Papers

Notes on a Cabinet Meeting, 19 July 1806

19 July 1806

July 19. Consultation with the 4. heads of departmts.
 An armed vessel at Norfolk fitting out by Cooper to cruise as a Spanish or French privateer, to be seized & placed a course of law. she is complained of by mr Merry. officer to be indemnified. Yrujo. agreed to do nothing as yet. mr Madison seemed to be of a different opn.
1. gun boat to be kept in service at Charleston, & to act against privateers under former instructions, if the appropriation will afford it.
the frigate under Campbell in the Mediterrn to remain there till next spring.
here Genl. Dearborne was called away.
Swartwout. if the case v. Ogden & Smith is determined at the present session, he is to be removed immedly. if it lies over to another term, let him remain to another.

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