James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Vincent Gray, 29 October 1808

Havana 29. Octr. 1808


I have only time by a Vessel bound to Norfolk to enclose you the Aurora of the 26 & 29: Instant, Containing Important and Interesting information

The Vice Roy is a prisoner at Vera Cruz in the Castle of Sn. Juan de Olua, and with his Sons will be shipped for Spain.

I will write you by a Vessel to Sail from hence for Phila. in about 5 Days and enclose you other papers, with Such information as may be received between this & then from South America via Vera Cruz. I have the Honor to be, Respectfully, Your Mo. Ob Ser.

cipher of Vincent Gray

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

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