James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Gavino, 28 December 1808

⟨N⟩o. 66

Gibraltar 28th. December 1808


I beg leave to have the honour of claiming your refference to the Copy of my last Communication herewith No. 65 under 30: Ulto: & to add on the Subject of the Schooner Philada. Packett, & that by the Register of the Vessel, the Master is called Nathaniel Noyes, & not Norris as reported at the health office. This I obtaind thro the information of a freend, but could get no other Particulars; He wanted to sell the Vessel, but as yet can get no purchaser.

In conformity to what you wrote me the 15. April last regarding the Bills which I endorsed you, drawn at Algiers for service by Coll. T. Lear on you, my order .... Vizt

$10,000.0 the 12th Decr. 1807}



the 14th Do} $25,000 ⟨ & ⟩ Registerd

being Credited me by your Honl. Departt.

I now request that you may be pleased to hold said Bills (wh. you accepted) at the Disposal of Messrs. Smith & Buchanan of Baltimore, or their order, who I request to take them up & recover same, and pay over to the Treasury such Sums as you may have orderd to be advanced for paying of my dfts on you which are, Viz⟨t⟩

$1,000.0 the 18th Jany. last order Jo: Swasey

⟨   ⟩697.53 the 16th. feby. order Ths: Highinbotha⟨m⟩

5,272.55. Do. order the Honl. Secy. of the Nav⟨y⟩

6,000.0 the 28 April order M. O. & N. Lewi⟨s⟩

5,000.0 May 23d. order Genl. John Shee

202.15 June 22 do. Wadsworth & Butl⟨er⟩

500.0 Novr. 16. do. Eliphalet Davis

$18,672.23 Total. I have not as yet bee⟨n⟩ able to pass Coll. Lears Bills on you 2⟨d.⟩ April last per $ 7000/6000} my order on Service as provison for his drfts on me a 30 day⟨s⟩ sight which were regularly discharged I have the honour to be with due respect, Sir Your most Obedt. & most huml. Servt⟨.⟩

John Gavino

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

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