Collrs. office Norfolk Sept. 30 1806
The Brittish Ship of War Bellona Capt. Douglas of 74 guns & Amazon Frigate Capt. Tucker with another Ship are in Hampton road wanting a Supply of water & provisions. A fleet is cruising off our Coasts. We had a severe gale & wind yesterday I expect great damage has been done. I am respectfully yr. Obt Servt.
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.