Lisbon 4 Octr. 18⟨06⟩
I had the honor to writ⟨e⟩ you under date of the 27 Ulto. with a postcrip of the 1st. Instant by the Brig Frederi⟨ck⟩ Captn. Hulen via Boston. Last evening the Earl of Rosslyn left his card at my House to take his leav⟨e⟩ (P. P. C.). This was altogether u⟨n⟩expected to me & I beleive to every body. I have seen no-body to learn any thing about this sudden departu⟨re⟩ nor have time before th⟨is⟩ Vessel sails, the Captain now waiting for this letter.
Inclosed is a let⟨er⟩ received about two hours Since by the late Swedish Minister at Madrid, from Mr. Erving. With entire Respect I have the honor to be Sir Yr mo. Ob. Servts.
DNA: RG 59--CD--Consular Despatches, Lisbon.