To James Barbour
Washington Feby. 26. 1814.
Your letter of the 17th. inst. accompanied by a Resolution of the House of Delegates of Virginia has been duly received.
An Engineer has been designated to make a further examination & report, with respect to Fort Powhatan; and it is intended to strengthen its works, and to place therein a suitable Garrison. Accept assurances of my consideration and esteem
RC (Vi: Executive Papers); FC (DLC). FC in Edward Coles’s hand; docketed by JM.