Balto. July 30. 1808—
Upon receiving the enclosed I immediately made all the arrangements in my power to order the Cheesapeak, the Wasp & Argus to our Eastern Coast and upon that—taken to remain until otherwise instructed. I have particularly called the attention of the Commanders to the points requiring the greatest vigilance. This indeed I had previously done in a great degree.
The enclosed I only received this day from Mr Gallatin—
I hope, as the papers state, Mr Madison has received from Pinkney despatches by the last arrival at N. York.
Affy. & Respecty
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.