From Thomas Bulkeley, 11 June 1801
Lisbon the 11th. June 1801
Since my private letter of yesterdays date, accounts have arrived in Town of the surrender of Campo Mayor & The Portuguese army posted at Gaviao retired to Abrantes ⟨w⟩here they intend making the strongest resistance. An express arrived last night from Cadiz in 6 days brings an ⟨a⟩ccount of the arrival there of the Earl Gower Packet on this ⟨s⟩tation captured by a french privateer on her passage from Falmouth to Lisbon & that to a certainty the Spanish fleet ⟨co⟩nsisting of 9 Sail of the Line were ready for sea & several ⟨o⟩thers equipping with the greatest expedition besides frigates ⟨&⟩ small craft, & that Troops had arrived there to embark aboard the fleet. I am with the greatest respect Sir your humble Servant
A Report is now in circulation that there is an express arriv⟨ed⟩ in town this morning with an account of a Cessation of Hostilities between Portugal & Spain.