Richmond. Oct: 21. 1807
I have the pleasure to enclose you Capt: Reads letter of the 18th. by which it appears that the British Vessels have actually left our Waters, altho’ they are still hovering on our Coast. Permit me to call your attention to that part of Capt: Reads letter which relates to the expiration of the term of service of the company of Militia under his command—It belongs to you to determine whether another company shall be called forth; and I solicit your instructions—
I have the honor to be with the highest respect Sir yr. Obt. St.
Wm H: Cabell
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.