Washington November 6: 1807.
I have the Honor to transmit to you an Extract of a Letter from Captain Sir Robert Laurie Bart, respecting some British Seamen, Deserters from His Majesty’s Service, stated to be now serving on board the United States Frigate Chesapeake; and beg to request that the Government of the United States will cause such Steps to be taken as may be thought proper on the Occasion. I have the Honor to be, with great Consideration and Respect, Sir your most obedient ⟨humble Servant⟩
D. M. Erskine
DNA: RG 59-NFL-Notes from Foreign Legations, Great Britain.