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To Thomas Jefferson from Charles W. Goldsborough, 16 August 1808

nav Dep 16 Aug ’08


The enclosed paper B contains information which I presume it will be agreeable to you to receive—Under this impression I have taken the liberty of transmitting it to you, altho’ mr. Smith’s instructions to me do not comprehend information upon these points.—

Unauthenticated reports, of daring attempts to evade the embargo Laws, daily reach us; but the very few seizures that have been made appear to me to justify the opinion, that but few such attempts have been made: for be assured, sir, that our navy officers have performed, & will continue to perform, their duty.

I am respectfully, sir, yr. mo ob. St.

Ch. W Goldsborough

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.


View of the Stations of the Gun Boats in actual service.

Machias 1.
Passamaquoddy 1
Barnstable 1
New Bedford 1
New Port R.I. 1
New York 7. & the Revenge Schooner
Philadelphia 3
Baltimore 2
Norfolk 1. & the Enterprize schooner
Wilmington N.C. 1.
From Charleston. Southward 3.
New Orleans 15. stationed at the Rioglets—mouths of the Mississippi—Barataria—Fort Adams—Baton Rouge—Iberville


Brig Charles by Capt. Wederstrandt of Argus off St. Mary’s—condemned
 Montezuma Com. Decatur Newport. libelled
Sr. Wm. & Samuel Lt. Biddle of No. 120 Delaware. condemned
 Small Boats Capt. Smith of Wasp Eastern coast. libelled
Several Boats laden with goods and Cotton to { N. Orleans. libelled.
   amount of Drs. 80,000

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