Collrs. Office Norfolk Sept. 5. 1806
The Brittish Frigate Melampus Ct ⟨ ⟩ arived in Hampton Road from Plymouth G Brittain, wants supplies of water & full ⟨repairs.⟩ Sir Richd Strachans fleet is Off the capes bound in I have heard some of the ships are in distress, from the late Gale. Much damage has been done & many vessels totally lost with their crews. I am respectfully Yr. Hmble Servt.
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.