Collectors office Norfolk July 31, 1807
Inclosed are Copies of letters received from Capt. Bradshan of the Brittish brig Columbine, & Coll Hamilton, respecting dispatches which he has brought here, as Capt. Bradshan informs me. I beg to refer you to their letters, & my answer thereto; I shall be much obliged for instructions on this subject, as I suppose they will frequently come with dispatches, which I beg may be defined, to whom dispatches are admissible from & Whether any dispatches should be received, but for the Minister of G Brittain or the government of the U States & the proper mode of forwarding them; with the greatest respect I am, yr. obt Servt.
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.