Norfolk Decr. 21s. 1806.
Inclosed is Capt. Douglas letter to the Brittish Consul in consequence of my requesting the Brittish Consul to apply for the release of the seamen whose letters I have forwarded; it needs no comment. Before any notice can be received from the Genl. Government & admiral the ⟨s⟩hips are off. Without yr. instructions it is useless for me ⟨to⟩ make application for their relief, which I have ⟨ ⟩ done through the Consul in a respectful manner by ⟨r⟩equest. I have the honor to be Yr. obt Servt
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.