James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Jarvis, 4 January 1808

Lisbon 4 Jany. 1808


I have the honor to embrace ⟨the⟩ earliest opportunity of commu⟨n⟩icating the agreeable intelligence ⟨co⟩ntained in the foregoing letter from ⟨Co⟩lo. Tobias Lear of the differences between ⟨the⟩ United States & the Dey of Algiers ⟨b⟩eing amicably adjusted which ⟨I⟩ have communicated to Mr ⟨   ⟩ Mr Erving & Mr Montgomery.

I wish it was also ⟨in⟩ my power to state, that our ⟨vess⟩els in this port had permission ⟨to⟩ depart. On tuesday last I waited ⟨o⟩n His Excellency again relative ⟨to⟩ them, who again promised me that they should be immediately granted. It is singular enough that the Lisbon passports were not transmitted me with those for the Vessels for St. Uber, when I sent them all in together. Upon the score of a polite at⟨te⟩ntion I have certainly no right to complain. With entire Respect I have the honor to be Sir Yr Mo: Ob: Servt

Wm. Jarvis

DNA: RG 59--CD--Consular Despatches, Lisbon.

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