§ From John Montgomery
22 July 1801, Alicante. Owing to family illness, his brother has left for England. Has been appointed by him to conduct official business. Encloses copy of letter from O’Brien and of Montgomery’s reply. No Tripolitan cruisers have been reported on the coast. Swedish vessel reported sighting three U.S. frigates off Gibraltar. Postscript adds that Gavino in letter of 29 June has informed him of arrival of three U.S. frigates and a schooner at Gibraltar.