James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Kirkpatrick, 27 January 1808

Malaga 27. Jany. 1808


I had last the honor of addressing you on the 5. inst, and find myself since deprived of any Letters from your department

I now beg leave to wait on you with the return of arrivals at this Port, from the 1st: July, ’till the end of the Year, in conformity to your directions.

The late Orders and Decrees of the belligerent Powers, have completely put a stop to the arrival of American Vessels in this Port. It is almost impossible any can escape being boarded by the numberless British Cruisers, and I understand several under that predicament have been carried into Algeceras, where their fate is not yet decided. None have been brought in here, or detained on arrival. I am very respectfully Sir Your most Ob hble. Servt.

Willm: Kirkpatrick

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

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