Richmond Oct: 30. 1807
Three letters from Capt: Read of the 25. 26 & 27 instant, all received by last nights mail, state that the British Ships still continue without the Capes—The Secretary at war has informed me that he has directed the discharge of both companies of Militia in service at & near Norfolk. This circumstance will render unnecessary any answer to my letter of the 28th.
I have the honor to be with the highest respect, Sir. yr. Ob. St
Wm H: Cabell
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.