James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Kirkpatrick, 10 August 1802

From William Kirkpatrick, 10 August 1802

Malaga 10 August 1802.


I inclose a duplicate of the last Letter I had the Honor of addressing you on the 29 June, and of the Return of Arrivals then transmitted, to that date.

I find by Letters from Gibraltar that some Hopes still exist of Mr. Simpson’s succeeding in arranging the actual differences, with the Emperor of Morocco, which I most sincerely Wish may be the Case, otherwise any of the Vessels coming this Way will be much exposed. Mr. Simpson was at Tetuan on the 1 Inst, treating With the Bashaw, and till something decisive is Known, Commodore Morris remains at Gibraltar with the Frigate Adams, and Schooner Enterprize.

I inclose Copy of a Letter I have this day received from Richard O’Brien Esqr Consul at Algiers for your Information Admiral De Winter with [. . .] Sail of the Line, and some Small Vessels, proceeded from hence Yesterday for that Place, in order to Accommodate Matters, between the Batavian Government and the Regencies of Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoly.

The Swedish Frigates continue giving Convoy to the American, and their own Merchantmen. One is now here, on her Way, thro’ the Gut, and afterwards returns, to carry such as offer into the Mediterranean. I am with much respect, and Esteem, Sir, Your most obed & he. St.

Willm. Kirkpatrick

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