§ From William Tatham
25 May 1810, Norfolk. Sends JM papers “on the defence of Lynnhaven Bay, the Chesapeake, Norfolk, &c,” including a paper “which contemplates a co-operation by Fire rafts.” Lists seven more communications he will complete “if encouraged to do so,” ranging from field fortifications to an inland canal system. Asks for JM’s assistance, as he is without income and the administration has neglected him.
RC and enclosures (DNA: RG 107, LRRS, T-81:5). RC 3 pp.; enclosures 60 pp. JM evidently deposited this material in the War Department after he returned to Washington from his summer vacation (see the entry for 6 Oct. 1810 in Registers of Letters Received by the Secretary of War [DNA: RG 107]).