From James Leander Cathcart, 8 August 1801
Leghorn Augt. 8th. 1801
Enclosed with this are some dispatches which I receiv’d on the 4th. inst. from Mr. Eaton, with the Copys of some papers which will probably reflect some light on our affairs; as I expect to receive intelligence from govt. as well as an Official Advise of the arrival of our Squadron from the Comodore himself I shall postpone any farther communications until I receive them. I presume they have been forwarded by the Essex to Barcelona & that I shall receive them in course of Post. I am with the greatest respect, Sir Yr. most Obnt. Servt.
James Lear. Cathcart
Enclosed I forward a duplicate of No. 8.