Richmond 5th. Augt. 1806
The Information given in my letter of the 20th Ulto. related to Vessels which sail directly to St. Domingo, and return to the same port from whence they saild. the man to whom I alluded entered at Norfolk and returned in the same Vessel to that Port.*
The names of Capt Vessel, and owners, all belonging to that port, have been given to me by him, and shall be furnished, confidentially, to you, if required, that is, in such a way, that the mode of information will not be known.
I am Sir your obed Serv
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.