James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Gavino, 10 January 1808

No. 50

Gibraltar 10th: January 1808.


Without the pleasure of hearing from you I beg leave to refer to what I had the honour of adressing you Pr No. 48 & 49 Pr Copy Inclosed, also of Coll. Lears to me & his 2d. Bills to my order on you for $10,000

5000 } $25,000 that you do the needful therewith to Credit my account with your Honl. Depts. for which purpose I have endorsed same to you.

We have in Port about 12 Sail of American Vessels owing to the Brith. order in Council of 11. Novr: last they are geting the Certificates & Protests to proceed.

There are three Detained for adjudication Pr note at foot.

Just arrived a brig found at sea abandond, & sent in by a British sloop of Warr, no Person found on ⟨bo⟩ard Supposed to be the Brig Neptune of Baltimore, Commanded by one Patrick from Leghorn bound to Baltimore

I conjecture that the Crew wer⟨e⟩ apprehensive, of the Sloop of War being an Algereen, & went off in the Boat. I have the honor to be Sir Your obedt. servt.

John Gavino

Vessels Detained for adjudication

Brig Industry, Jas. Hitchock from New Yor ⟨   ⟩ for Barcelona on a Supposed breach of Blocade.

Brig McCarty Bay ⟨   ⟩, Hutchins from Nants for Lisbon, supposed Violation of the Blocade.

Brig Ann of Boston Colonial Produce in Quarantin particulars not yet known.

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

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