March 12. 1808
It appears from the enclosed extract of a letter from the collector of Wilmington that we have no Marshal in North Carolina; which stops our business and even prevents serving process on a vessel which had violated the embargo.
Respectfully Your obedt. Servt.
I enclose the letter itself, which be pleased to return. He has been referred to the district attorney for the proper mode to pursue.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.