James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Newton, 18 September 1806

Collrs. office Norfolk Sepr. 18. 1806


The Impeteaux a French 74 gun ship Was drove on shore, near Currituck Inlet, & burnt, by the Brittish ships cruising off our coasts, the particulars of which, no doubt will be laid before you, they have made no report to this office; near 700 men were landed from the Brittish Frigate Melampus at this place. several swam on shore. I am respictfully Yr. Obt. Servt.

Thos Newton

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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