Navy Department 15 June 1799.
The Pickering, Capt Preeble, arrived at New York two or three Days ago—I expect the George Washington, Fletcher, is at New Port by this time. I will take the most decided steps, to get both these Vessels out immediately. Capt Preeble thinks the Pickering may be dispatched in a Week—she will be sent <
to> near Guadaloupe,—where there remain
All the three last, very find sailors—The Merrimack & the Montezuma are on their way to the same place.
Lt. Speake in the Richmond has captured one small French Vessel, & recaptured two American Vessels—Campbell has also captured one Privateer & recaptured one American Vessel.
I have the honor to be / with the highest respect & esteem / Sir Yr most obed Servt.
MHi: Adams Papers.