Thomas Jefferson Papers

Notes on a Cabinet Meeting, 1 February 1809

1809. Feb.1. present all. on the execution of the act for employing an addnal naval force. agreed 1. to raise men to man the 30. gunboats to proceed to N. Orleans. 2. as many as will man 30. more to be sent to different ports to support the embargo. 3. to man the small vessels below the size of a frigate. 4. to man the Constn. by the time these are raised we shall know whether the embargo, war, or what else is to be the state of things. the Chesapeake is to proceed instantly to Boston.

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