Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Tatham, 11 July 1807

Lynnhaven Bay 11th. July 1807.
Two O Clock.

Dr. Sir.

I have the honor to inform you that I am already at the Station assigned me, from whence you will be regularly advised of what passes.—A British Seventy Four & Frigate are just now reported to me to be at Anchor here; & we presume the other two remain quiet in Hampton Road; but they are out of sight.—A large Merchant ship is gone up the Bay unmolested.

I have arranged matters to send an express every day, at 4. O’Clock to the Post office Norfolk—I shall explore the Country about Lynnhaven Haven Inlet to night; & expect to man my boat, to morrow morning, more completely.

I shall get as near the Ships as possible this Evening; & shall write you tomorrow of what occurs towards Cape Henry.

If it meets your approbation, I will write to Beaufort for another Boat, with the Pilot & Boy I had last year: They would be very useful here.—

I have the honor to Sir yr. Hb Sevt

Wm Tatham

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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