§ From Swinton C. Holland1
9 January 1804, Trieste. “I had this honour on the 22nd. October [not found] and have now that of waiting upon you with a list of American vessels arrived at this port &c from the 30th. June to the 31st. December [not found].” Just received a letter from Preble informing him of the blockade of Tripoli.2 “I have published this information to the Government here & made it known to all the Consuls residing at this place.” Writes in Riggin’s absence.