James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Robert Montgomery, 21 July 1807

Alicante 21st. July 1807


I had the honor of addressing you under the 7th. Ultimo on the subject of the papers of the Ship Bra⟨d⟩ford of Newbury port J. P. Clark Master, & have since no letters from Government.

Herewith you will plea⟨se⟩ find the Marine List since the last of December till the 1st. Current which it is pl⟨ea⟩sing to observe is as full as the preceeding but from the practice of the English in ⟨c⟩apturing or detaining our Vessels from one Enemies port to an other our trade has been lately very much obstructed and ⟨it⟩ is to be apprehended must suffer consid⟨e⟩rable towards Autum when it becomes more brisk than at present.

We have not any appearance what ever of contagious or Epid⟨e⟩mical disorders and all Spain as far as we can learn here is perfectly health⟨y.⟩

The U. States Ships Con⟨sti⟩tution & Hornet are both here. This go⟨es⟩ by the former. With true respect I have the honor to be, Sir, Your Obt: Huml: Serv⟨t.⟩

Robt. Montgomery

DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Alicante.

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