James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Anthony Terry, 6 December 1805 (Abstract)

From Anthony Terry, 6 December 1805 (Abstract)

§ From Anthony Terry. 6 December 1805, Cádiz. “After having forwarded to Algeziras the Original of the above; I have obtained a Copy of the order issued by the British Government, and received by the Danish Consul, respecting the free entry to this Port & St. Lucar of neutral Vessels, by which you will be informed that it is not in the least favourable for our Citizens to face said Ports with the Produce of the United States.1

“I expect however that as Soon as the British Government is informed that there is no fleet in this Port, it will mitigate Said order.

“This Place with respect to business is quite at a Stand, nothing whatever doing, on⟨ly⟩; a few negociations in Government Paper; a grea⟨t⟩; quantity of Wheat & flour remains in Stores witho⟨ut⟩; a purchaser offering.”

Adds in a postscript: “Governmt. notes 46 a 461⁄2 per.”

RC and enclosures (DNA: RG 59, CD, Cádiz, vol. 1). RC 2 pp.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Terry; marked “[illegible] per [illegible] of Capt. [illegible] Nicholl.” Written at the foot of Terry to JM, 25 Nov. 1805. For enclosures, see n. 1.

1The first enclosure (1 p.) is a copy of a 29 Oct. 1805 letter from Jens Wolff, Danish consul general at London, to John Kroger, Danish consul at Plymouth, announcing the free entrance of neutral ships to Cádiz and Sanlúcar de Barrameda, providing they did not carry, when entering or leaving, naval or military supplies. Terry also enclosed a printed copy (1 p.) of a Spanish translation of Adm. Cuthbert Collingwood’s 19 Nov. 1805 letter to the marqués de Solano announcing the relaxation of the blockade for neutral vessels. Collingwood’s letter was printed in the 22 Feb. 1806 New-York Herald.

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