24 Dec 1808
Sir, the enclosed letter is from an intelligent Capt. who would not write as he does on slight suspicions.
Dec. 24. 08.
I have communicated the inclosed to the Secretaries of the Treasy. & Navy, & you will see their answers. will you be so good as to give whatever orders you think equal to the case, within your department. you know the position of the place & resources better than I do.
PHi: Daniel Parker Papers.