Richmond Sept: 4. 1807
I now forward you Major Newtons letter of the 2nd. to whom I have mentioned the assurance of Sir Thomas Hardy that he should attempt no act of hostility unless he should receive orders from his Superiors. This will account for the Chesapeake having left Norfolk—
I have the honor to be with great respect Sir yr. Ob. St
Wm H: Cabell
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.