New York Wednesday. 26th. March. 1806
I arrived yesterday forenoon in this City, after a detention of one day at Baltimore. Captn. Dent by the same stage which brought me received his orders from the Secretary of the Navy; hence my detention has not operated to detain him. Indeed the Weather has been for some days excessively bad, & is now so stormy that it seemd uncertain whether the Hornet will venture to sea Tomorrow or not. I shall of course apply to day and Tomorrow at the Post office for letters which may have been forwarded to me from Washington. I have the honor to be with great respect & esteem, Dear Sir, Your Mo Ob Servt.
DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Paris.