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To James Madison from John Gavino, 16 December 1802

From John Gavino, 16 December 1802

⟨No.⟩ 106.

Gibraltar 16t. Decembr. 1802


The inclosed Dispatches have just come to hand by a British frigate from Malta where Mr: Cathcart was with Comodor Morris, from whom I have Letters to the 1st: Inst.

By a Vessel just arrived from Mahon I find one of our frigates was there refitting having met some Damages in her Masts. They do not know her Name or the Capns: it can be no other than the New York. I have the honor to be Sir Your obedt. & he. Servt.

John Gavino

P.S. I have just ⟨r⟩ecd. a Letter from a friend at Mahon dated ⟨3⟩0. Ulto. tells me the New York arrived there the 24t. in 4 days from Algier Nothing new.

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