Thomas Jefferson Papers

Notes on Cabinet Meetings, 2 July 1807

2 July 1807

1807. July 2. prest. all the heads of depamt & Atty Genl. the Proclamation of this day unanimously agreed to. 31. gunboats to be stationed at N. York, 17. at Norfolk. 3. at Charleston. 15. at N. Orleans & 8. building in Western country. they are to have 8. men for the guns, 3 sailors for the sails, & to depend on militia of the place for the rest. a captain for each flotilla. a copy of the proclamn to be inclosed to the Governors.
recall all our vessels from the Mediterranean. by a vessel to be sent express. send the Revenge to England, with dispatches to our minister, demanding satisfaction for the attack on the Chesapeake, in which must be included 1. a disavowal of the act & of the principle of searching a public armed vessel, 2. a restoration of the men taken 3. a recall of admiral Barclay. communicate the incident which has happened to Russia. orders had been already issued for a court of enquiry on Barron. the vessels recalled from the Mediterranean are to come to Boston, where may be further orders

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