Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Newton, 16 April 1807

Norfolk Apr 16 1807

Dr Sir

By disire of my Son I have sent by Capt. Ham some Myrtle wax for you, it was all I could procure at present, the berries having faild last season. The Brittish ships begin to be trouble some off our Capes, they bring all vessels too & obliged one out of his way, so far that he could scarsely fetch the the Cape, I have understood it was the Cambrian did this, I shall inquire into the case. I inform the Sectry State for yr consideration of any occurrencies, the present is from common report. they (the Brittish) captured an English vessel from St Domingo loaded with coffee a few days ago & sent her to Bermuda. I am wishing you health & happiness respectfully yr obt Servt

Thos Newton

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