§ From James C. Mountflorence
6 August 1801, Paris. Reports that Appleton left Paris on 5 Aug. with French ratification to embark at Dieppe for Philadelphia. The Essex arrived off Marseilles on 29 July, took the Martha under convoy, and proceeded to Barcelona to convoy the twenty-six ships there. On his application, the naval minister [Pierre-Alexandre-Laurent Forfait] has released two more seamen confined at Bordeaux.