Richmond. Augt. 18. 1807
I have the honor to enclose you two letters from General Mathews received by this mornings mail—As to the packet mentioned in one of the letters, and addressed to Capt: Hardy, I consider it as coming within the prohibition of the Proclamation, & your instructions. You will perceive that General Mathews considers it in the same light—I should direct its return to the British Consul at New-York, by the mail, were it not that I can so soon obtain your wishes on the subject, which shall be my guide—
I am with the highest respect Sir yr. Ob. St
Wm H: Cabell
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.