Norfolk August 1st. 1807
The enclosed is the only letter for Mr. Erskine the British Minister; what other dispatches brought by the Columbine were for Coll Hamilton Mr. Bond at Philadelphia & Mr. Barclay of New York which are enclosed also for you to forward ⟨ ⟩ to the respective persons they are for. I will thank you for explicit instructions of what may be ex⟨ ⟩ dispatches which ought to be received; There are ⟨man⟩y of these Brigs & Sloops of War which may come & make the same claim as Capt Bradshaw has done under the Proclamation of the President, and get partial supplies for the Ships lying in the Bay. The Amount of supplies I shall also be glad to know, if they come from Halifax I suppose thirty days provisions would be sufficient if they had none on board. Your instructions shall be obeyed in every instance. I hope soon to receive them I am respectfully your obt Servt
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.