Hampton, July 11th. 1807.
Yesterday I applied to the proper authority of this, for permission to send to Commodore Douglas a letter (which was at the same time submitted to their inspection) the object of which was to obtain a copy of vice admiral Berkeley’s order respecting deserters, and under which the Leopard attacked. The result enables me to forward you an exact copy. I have the honor to be, Very respectfully, Sir Your most obt. servt.
(signed) James Barron.
DNA: RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.