To Wade Hampton
Washington. Novr. 8th. 1802.
The enclosed letter for you has been left in the office of the Secretary of State, & I address it to Columbia, where I presume it will find you.
I recd. during my absence in Virginia the letter in which you joined Mr. F. Maur[y] of N. York, on the subject of the french negroes on board the frigates from Gaudeloupe [sic].1 The information was communicated to the President, and produced thro’ the Treasury Department orders to the Custom-house officers, to cooperate with the vigilance of the State authorities, in preventing the threatened evil. With great esteem I am Dr. sir Yr. obdt. Sert.