From Samuel Smith
Navy Office 6. June 1801
I have the pleasure to Inform you that the squadron under Commodore Dale sail’d on the 1: Inst. & Cleared Cape Henry on that Day—The Inclosed letter from Capt Truxtun I send for your perusal I rather suppose the Semillante had not gone to Sea with Commodore Dale, as no Mention thereof is made in my letter of the 2nd. from Norfolk.
I have the honor to be your Obedt. Servt.
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 6 June and “sailing of squadron for Mediterranean” and so recorded in SJL, but as a letter from the department of state. Enclosure not found.