Madrid Oct: 10. 1816
There is reason to apprehend that the Expedition under Count Abispal mentioned in my last letter to you in Cypher, will be suspended, if not altogether stopped:
The two millions which were appropriated for the expences of it, & which were lodged at Cadiz, have just now been drawn into the Treasury here, & from thence will go probably, as all other monies do to the palace; from whence nobody knows where they are sent, or how disposed of, for all payments even of the household are very much in arrear.
With the most Sincere & Respectful attachment, Dear Sir Your very obliged & obt. St.
George W Erving
MHi: George W. Erving Papers.