From Thomas Newton
Norfolk June 1. 1802.
I have this day taken the liberty of introducing Admiral Hartsink of the Batavian republic to you, he intends up by water & probably this will reach you before his arival. we have had much pleasure in his Company here the good order kept with his men is pleasing to all here. I have some fine Brazil wine arived if you should want shall be glad to supply you
with great respect & wishes for yr health I am—yr obt Servt
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 5 June and so recorded in SJL.
INTRODUCING ADMIRAL HARTSINK: in another letter to TJ that was also dated Norfolk, 1 June, Newton wrote: “Dr Sir It gives me pleasure to introduce to you, Admiral Hartsinck of the Batavian republic, with whom I have hopes we shall have great connection in friendship & Commerce. we have had much pleasure here, in the Company of the Admiral and his officers, their friendly disposition & the good dicipline kept on board their vessels & the Conduct of their men on shore, is pleasing to all parties. with the greatest respect I am yr. obt Servt” (RC in DLC; endorsed by TJ as received 7 June “by Admiral Hartsink” and so recorded in SJL).