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After having written an answer to your letter of the 17th—I have barely time to acknowledge, with many thanks, the receipt of your particular favor of the 11th which did not come to hand until to day—It has removed every doubt from my mind—I will answer it more particularly tomorrow— Accept my assurances of the highest respect. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I am this moment favored with yours of the 9th, but I fear the direct mail to Charlottesville is already closed—No inconvenience will arise from the circumstance mentioned in your letter because as I understood that Capt. Decatur was not in Norfolk. I did not state to General Mathews that he no longer had the power to receive and regulate the intercourse by flag with the British Squadron—Your...
Your favor of the 11th. on the subject of the Volunteers, was not received until yesterday—I feel myself much indebted to you for the trouble you have been pleased to take in the solution of the questions propounded in my letter of the 7th. The difficulties I experienced, related principally to the appointment of the Majors and Colonels—Those relating to Captains yeelded to my own mature...
I now forward to you two other letters from Major Newton, and have the Honor to be with the highest respect Sir yr. ob: St. Vi : Executive Letterbook.
I have the honor to enclose you General Mathew’s letters of the 12th & 13th of this month, which were both received at a very late hour yesterday morning. Not knowing whether you take the Norfolk Ledger, I take the liberty to send you a paragraph from that paper, which gives information very interesting if true— I am with the highest respect Sir yr. Ob. St DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor to enclose you a copy of a letter this morning received from General Mathews covering the Copy of another which he had written to the Secretary of State; and also a Copy of a letter, without Signature, which I this morning received from Hampton. They State the daring insult offered to our Flagg, in the illegal and savage attack made by the British Ship of War Leopard on the...
I have the honor to enclose you General Mathews’s letter of the 24th. I am with the highest respect Sir yr. Ob. St. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
A letter from Norfolk, of the 25th. states, “the force of the British Squadron at 2. P.M this day, consisted of the Triumph, Leopard, Cleopatra, and two armed Brigs; their position as yesterday”—Nothing is said of the Columbine— I am with great respect Sir yr. Ob. St. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Yours of the 19th. was received by yesterdays mail—On the order for discharging that portion of the Militia that had been sent to Norfolk from this place and Petersburg, some farther explanation is necessary than what I had time to give when I wrote to you before on that subject. That information should be asked from you, and that a decision should be made before time has been given to impart...
You will receive inclosed Major Newtons letter of the 3rd. instant. I am with the highest respect Sir yr. Ob. St DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.