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.
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.