James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Gavino, 8 July 1802

From John Gavino, 8 July 1802

No. 94

Gibraltar 8th. July 1802


By my last Communication No. 93 which I had the honor of adressing you mentiond the Capture of the Brig Franklin Capn. Andrew Morris, & am sorry to say by a Letter since received from Consul O’Brion of Algeirs dated 23d. Ulto. that there is now no doubt of the Capturing Vessel being a Tripolin and that there are four others out, as you will see by the Copy of said Letter herewith. They were since seen on the Coast of Spain; You have also the Settlement made by the Spaniards with Algeirs. I likewise transmit you Copy of a further Letter just received from said Gentn. dated 13th. Ulto.

The British Men of Warr that went to demand of that Regency the British Vessels they had carried in, are returnd. It seems the Dey at first was rather Rusty but in the end finding them positive, he gave them up, and all seems to be now Settled.

The Emperour of Morrocco has recalld Consul Simpson, alowing him Six Months for Answers from the U.S.—for particulars thereof referr to said Gentleman & Commodor Morris.

Sir James Saumaraz gone home and the remainder of the Troops that Evacuated Mahon have passd by, also those that left Elba, when the French imediately hoisted their flag.

A large French Convoy with upwards of 3000 Polanders have past this from the East, also a french squadron of Six ships of warr, the whole said to be bound to St. Domingo. I have the honor to be Sir Your most obed⟨t.⟩ & most he. Ser⟨vt.⟩

John Gavino

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