Norfolk 9th. November 1807.
In conformity to A resolution of the Mayor Recorder, Aldermen & Common Councilmen of the Borough of Norfolk, We have the honor to transmit to you, thr’o Mr Newton our Representative in Congress, A memorial on the Subject of Fortifications for the Port and Harbour of Norfolk.—accompanying the memorial, is a chart or plan of the Course of Elizabeth River, a view of the Harbour of Norfolk, the Strong points of defence are there accurately laid down, and our exposed and Vulnerable Situation, clearly pointed out. We have the most entire confidence, that so far as it depends on you, every exertion will be employed to Secure and protect a place So exposed and important to the interest of the united States.
We have the Honor to be very respectfully your Obed Servts.
Richd. E: Lee
Ro Boush Presidt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.