Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Barron, 20 March 1781

From James Barron

Hampton March 20. 1781


Yesterday Morning twelve large Ships Came within the Capes and Anchord, Sent up one Frigate this Morning under English Colours, Which proves them to be a British fleet. The Frigate lays Now in Hampton road with Arnolds Ships. The other Ships are still in the Bay at Anchor. I take them all to be Menawar And No transports Among them.

I Have the Honour, to be Sir Yr. Excellencys Mo. Obed. Hble Sevt.,

Jas: Barron

RC (Vi); addressed; endorsed in part: “Thos. Dawson Express ½ after seven OClock.” Tr (DLC: PCC, No. 71, ii), enclosed in TJ to Huntington, 21 Mch. Tr (DLC: Washington Papers), enclosed in TJ to Washington, same day. Tr (MdAA), enclosed in TJ to T. S. Lee, same day. Tr (Ct). Tr (DLC: TJ Papers).

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