James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Gavino, 28 June 1802

From John Gavino, 28 June 1802

Gibraltar 28: June 1802


I am now sorry to inform you that the faltering hopes given us the 22d: Inst: by Consul Simpson & Communicated to you in mine of 24th. No: 91 respecting our affairs with Morrocco are Vanishd. Said Gentleman arrived here the 25: Inst: fresh orders having reachd Tanger the 24th: Currt: for his quiting the Country immediately. He tells me the Empr: had mentioned in publick that his Cruisers were to be fitted out against the Americans. For particulars referr to Comodor Morris and said Gentleman, who no doubt will inform you how he has disposed of the $1000 he calld for account publick Service, which I sent him the 23d: Inst: and drew on you for same the 24th: agreeable to his desire.

Sir James Saumeraze in the Ceser arrived on the 25: with part of the Troops from Mahon, which was enterily evacuated the 17th: Ulto. Our Govr. the Duke of Kent is Encamping some of the Troops belonging to this Garrison, and Lord Kieth gone home. I have the honor to be Sir Your most Obedt. & most he. St.

John Gavino

I have Circulars wrote for all our Consuls advising the Empr. of Morroccos final Determination regarding us.

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