on or before 13 July 1807
To Thomas Jefferson Esqr. President of the United States or the Honorable the Executive thereof Whereas from the proceedings of the British Armiment on our commerce and Ships of War which appears to be unjustifiable by the Existing treaties the Law of Nations and the usage of men from hence it is proable a war may ensue. And Whereas I am seized of a piece containing about six acres of land on which there is a wharehouse 130 feet long 2 Story high and 52. wide composed of strong walls with other improvements at the end of the wharf is from 30 to 35 feet water with a pump which affords a quantity of water for Shiping—situate near fort Norfolk. This Estate I offer for Sale and which wou’d suit the Government better for a fotress &c. than Any I know Shou’d it be comportable with the disposition of the Government they will please communicate the Same thro’ their Agent without delay
With true patroism to the United States I yrs &c.