Lisbon 5th february 1805 1808
Some further detention of the Brig Da⟨ ⟩ Bailes affords me an opportunity of enclosing to you the fourth de⟨cree of⟩ the first instant, the three first of which were put under cover with my Official letter by the ⟨ ⟩ Vessel of the 29 ulo plublished to day, levying a ⟨co⟩ntribution of Twenty millions of Dollars on Portugal. From what ⟨I⟩ understand to day General Junot has not any new title conferred ⟨on⟩ him, but is confirmed Commander or General in Chief of the French ⟨ar⟩my in Portugal. It appears however that the Power of levying ⟨the⟩ whole contribution is confided to him. With entire respect I have the Honor to be
DNA: RG 59--CD--Consular Despatches, Lisbon.