Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William H. Cabell, 15 October 1807

Richmond Oct. 15. 1807


Your favor of the 12th. was received yesterday evening, and the course which it prescribes shall be strictly observed. I now forward you Major Newton’s letters of the 8th. 9th. & 13th instant—It appears by the last that the British Ships of War have gone out of our waters—Tomorrow’s mail will, I presume, enable us to ascertain whether this departure is temporary, as on a former occasion, or whether it is the result of measures adopted beyond the Atlantic—

I hope to be excused for the delay in forwarding the enclosed letters, when I inform you that I have experienced a severe domestic affliction in the loss of a child after a painful illness.

I have the honor to be with the highest respect, Sir yr. obt. St.

Wm H: Cabell

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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