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I have not had the honour of receiving any of your Commands since my last under 27th: July ultimo No. 30. I am under the necessity of once more representing to you how much our Citizen Merchants & the Trade suffers by the restraining of Tobaccos from the U. S. being landed and sold at this Port, tho declared by the British Government a free one. Almost every Vessel that has arrived for some...
The last Communication I had the honor to address you was under date 21th Inst. No. 29 accompanying Copys of my letters to Major Genl. Drummond the Commander in chief & this answer regarding his having prohibitted the Landing of Tobacco from the U. S. altho this is a free Port which he says he did in Virtue of Old regulations and acts of Parliament which I observed took place befor the...
Not being favourd with any of your Commands since my last Respects p No: 28 under date 10th. Instant I beg leave to be referrd thereto. The Portuguese it is sayd have Captured another Tripolin Cruiser. Two belonging to Tunis have lately been in Tetuan and one at Tangeir The Portuguese Government has threatend Tripoly with Warr unless they give up the Hamburgh Vessel with her Valuable Cargo of...
By the Store Ship Stipleton who arrived the 7. Inst: from Baltimore with a Cargo of Provisions for the State Vessels, I received your few lines of 7. April last with sundry letters for Coll: Lear of Algier which will be forwarded. That for Lieut. Henly remains by me as has gone for the U. S. By said Conveyance I was honor’d with the Honl: Presidents Message to Congress for which am thankfull....
I have not been honourd with any of your favours since my respects No. 26 under date 16th. Inst. by which you will have seen that Capn. Rodgers, the Gun Boats & other State Vessels had returnd for the U. S. Those that remain are the Hornett, now at Malaga with the Constitution, the former I am advised is going aloft, where the Enterprize is also. I then handed you Copy of a letter from Consul...
Continuing without the honor of any of your Commands since my last dispatch No. 26 under date of 21st. ulto. I beg leave to confirm same. The Brig Friendship Capn. Clement mentioned therein to be detaind by the British on account of his Cargo appearing to be Hamburgh property is now about being cleard, as they are releasing all such property. Since my last Comodor Rodgers & the Gun Boats &ca....
§ From John Gavino. 21 May 1806, Gibraltar. No. 26. “Without the honour of any of your Commands, I beg leave to referr to my last adresses No. 25 under date 16th: Ulto. “I now have the honor to inclose a dispatch from Consul Simpson of Tangeir and another reicved from the Cape of good hope, The former Gentn: tells me he had granted the Certts to three of the Emperours Cruisers now ready for...
§ From John Gavino. 16 April 1806, Gibraltar. No. 25. “Still deprived the honor of any of your Commands since my last Dispatch No. 24 under date of 7th: Instant [not found] covering one from Consul Simpson of Tanger—to which please be referr’d. I now have the honor of transmitting you another inclosed from said Consul Simpson [not found]. “The Brig Hope of Newburry Port, Stephen Webber...
§ From John Gavino. 24 November 1805, Gibraltar. No. 21. “Not having been honourd with any of your Commands since my last respects under 5: & 6th: Instant No. 19 and 20. [not found] from that time the Tryal of the Brig Indefatigable with wheat & Conceald Copper in sheets &c. from Bordeaux for Villa real not having proper Ships Papers came on, when Ship, freight, and Cargo was Condemnd, the...
¶ From John Gavino. Letter not found. 18 September 1805 . Acknowledged by Wagner on the verso of the enclosure, dated 13 Sept. 1805: “Recd. In John Gavino’s 18 Septr. 1805.” The enclosure (3 pp.; DNA : RG 76, Preliminary Inventory 177, entry 322, Spain, Treaty of 1819 [Art. XI] [Spoliation], Misc. Records, ca. 1801–24, box 5, envelope 6, folder 22; printed in Knox, Naval Documents, Barbary...
§ From John Gavino. 12 July 1805. “I beg leave to congratulate you on the restoration of an honorable peace with Tripoli—adding thereto the agreeable account of capt. Bainbridge, with the other late captives, having got to Sicily.” Printed extract ( National Intelligencer, 13 Sept. 1805). Printed with the extract are a copy of John Rodgers’s 8 June 1805 circular letter (printed in Knox, Naval...
22 June 1805, Gibraltar . No. 10. “I have not been honourd with any of yours, since my last adresses No 9: under 9h—Int. On the 14th: Inst: proceeded to join the squadron Gun Boats No: 2, 8, & 9. “On the 16h. Inst: arrived the frigate John Adams Capn: Shaw, as did that & the following day Gun Boats No. 3, 5, 6 & 10—they all proceeded the 18. Curt: with the John adams for Malta & the squadron....
9 June 1805, Gibraltar . No. 9. “I had the honour of adressing You the 15: Ulto. (No. 8) when advised the arrival of the Expedition from England Consisting of 6000 Troops under the Command of Sir Jas. Craig, they are still in this Bay waiting orders. I then inclosed one from Consul Simpson of Tanger. Since then I recieved your few lines of 27th: December last [not found] with the Copys of...
15 May 1805, Gibraltar . No. 8. “I had this honor of adressing you down to 29th: Ulto. ⅌ No: 6, & No: 7 under 1st: Inst: since then Lord Nelsons fleet of 11 Sail the Line, one frigate & some Smaller Vessels reach this Bay, but only taried a few hours, when proceeded to the Westward. “I have now before me the honor of your favour 11th: March last [not found] acceding to my request for leave of...
1 May 1805, Gibraltar . No. 7. “I had the honor of last addressing you down to the 29th: Elapsed No: 6, when the Wind came about to the West,which suppose is the cause of Lord Nelsons fleet not having as yet appeard. “I beg leave to transmit you Copy of a Paragraph from Consul Simpson of Tangers letter to me under date 30th: April last regarding the Dey of Algiers———Vizt. “ ‘An attempt was...
26 April 1805, Gibraltar . No. 6. “I have not been honord with any of your Commands, since my last dispatch under 21st: advising the Junction of the Toulon & Cadiz fleets, since when have no further Accounts of them, or News from the East. “By mine No. 3 under 9th: Inst: you will have seen an Algereen frigate & Xabeque had got to the West, and believe have since gone to the East, however 2...
21 April 1805 . No. 5. “I have the honour of transmittg. you annexd duplicates of my lasts No. 2, 3 & 4, but am not favourd with any of yours. “The Toulon fleet then mentiond to have past to the Westward were joind by One french ship the Line & six spanish ditto, wth. 2000 Horsemen, & some frigates from Cadiz, but their destination does not transpire, the spanish Ship St. Raphael of 80 Guns...
10 April 1805, Gibraltar . No. 4. “I wrote you Yesterday by this Conveyance, & as she is now puting to Sea, & having got the particulars of the Toulon fleet therein mentiond, I have the honor of transmiting you same, & have reason to believe them to be Correct.” Adds at bottom of page: “Forces of the Toulon fleet that past this yesterday to the westward— 4 Ships of 84 Guns 7  do 74 6  do 44 2...
9 April 1805, Gibraltar . No. 3. “On the 6th. Instant I had the honor of adressing you No. 2, & Continue without the pleasure of hearing from you, I then inclosed a Dispatch from Malta. “I have now to inform you that an Algereen frigate & Xabeque have been off Cadiz (the former is the Sisne wch. they Captured from the Portuguese) it is sayd that they have Captured some small Vessels, and sent...
6 April 1805, Gibraltar . No. 2. “I have not had the honor of hearing from you since my last rispects No. 1 under 25. of last Month nor has any thing new Occurrd so that the present serves to accompany the Inclosed dispatch [not found] received from Malta. “Captain Stewart in the Syren is now here, & will proceed for Tangier first fair Wind.” RC , two copies ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Gibraltar, vol....
25 March 1805, Gibraltar . No. 1. “On the 12th: Inst: I had the honor of adressing you accompanying Copy of one received from Mr: Mountford, our Charge at Algiers, to which referr, and goes by this Conveyance being detaind for want of a fair wind. “Last Night arrived a British frigate from Malta by whom have Letters to the 9h: Instant, she brought the one herewith for you. “I am sorry to find...
12 March 1805 , Gibraltar . “Still without the honour of your favours I beg leave to confirm my last dispatch under 13: Ulto. continued to 30th: ditto, by which you will have seen the detention of the Brig dispatch of Boston Capn: Brown bound for Leghorn from said Port with a Cargo of different articles, and the manner in which they were conducting the business. I also informed you of the...
13 January 1805, Gibraltar. “I had the honor of adressing you last the 8t: Instant ⅌ Comodor Prible who proceeded for the U. S. in the John Adams on the 9t: Ditto. Said day a Squadron with Rusian Collours past this from the Westward, were three Sail the Line, to all appearance, a Corvet & Store Ship. I then mentiond the Brig Dispatch of Boston being detaind here, now nearly a Month without the...
8 January 1805, Gibraltar. “I am deprived the honor of any of your Commands since my last Respects of 15t. Ulto. The John Adams having calld here in her way home with Comodor Prible on board will be the bearer of this. “Our Port still shutt was to have been opend last Monday as had no new Cases of the fever, for some days, but two taking place the end of last Week they deferrd it. “The Brig...
15 December 1804, Gibraltar. “Deprived the honor of any of yours, I beg leave to anex Copy of my last Respts: under 11t. Ulto. since when have not heard from Malta or our Squadron, the Syren was at Cadiz 2 days ago. “We are free of the fever in Town among the Inhabitants but there still Exists a small remain in Camp among the Troops, the Port not yet open but Communication aloud under...
11 November 1804, Gibraltar. No. 7. “On the 2d: Inst: No. 6 I had the honor of adressing you [not found] since when have none of your regarded favours. “On the 8t. Inst: arrived the U. S. Brig Syren Capn: Stuart from Malta in 28 days to relieve the Essex who is to join the Squadron as Comodor Barron tells me, but gives no news, nor does Conl. Lear who writes me from Syracuse referring to Capn:...
25 October 1804 , “ South Gibraltar. ” No. 5. “I had this honor of adressing you the 13t: Inst: No. 4 [not found] to which referr. “I now hand you agreeable to Richd: oBrion Esqr: request Copy of his Letters to me down to 14t: Ulto: to wch: & the incloseds from him & Consul Baker please be referrd. Here we have nothing new, the Essex & 2 Moorish Cruisers were at Lisbon the 28t. Ulto. The 3d....
7 October 1804 , “ South at Gibraltar .” No. 3. “I had the honour of addressing you the 28th. Ulto. when arrised the Contageous Fiver that had taken place on this Rock, which Still continues, Violently; I am now entirely free of the fiver, & in a State of convalicent.” Forwards letters from O’Brien and Simpson. “You have annexed a paragraph from our Navy Agent, Willm. Higgens Esqr. of Malta,...
28 September 1804 , “ South at Gibraltar. ” No. 2. “I had the honour of addressing you the 20th: Instant [not found] advising the Contageous & Inflamatory fiver, that had Spread Amongst the Inhabitants, my Retiring to the South and leaving my office encharged with Mr: Humphrys, who I am sorry to say, was taken off in a few hours by the Fiver, I have also been attacked, but thank God, got rid...
21 August 1804, Gibraltar. No. 158. “I have not been honord with any of yours since I had the pleasure of adressing you the 9t: Inst: No: 157 . “On the Evening of the 12t: Instant arrived Commodor Barron and his Squadron, when I gave him all the Occurrencys of the times, they imediately Waterd and took in such Provisions & ca: as they stood in need of & could store. On the 15t: the Commodor in...
9 August 1804, Gibraltar. No. 157. “I had the honor of adressing you the 7t: Inst: No: 156 , and yesterday arrived the British Ship of Warr Ajancourt of 74 Gunns & a Sloop of Warr with a Convoy for this Place & England by them I received a Packet for you which I had only time to deliver Capn: Lee of the Brig Joseph of Boston as was geting under way, but the Wind coming about is returnd & will...
7 August 1804, Gibraltar. No. 156. “Since I had the honour of adressing you under 3d: Inst: I have not been favourd with any of your Commands. “I Yesterday received a Letter from Coll. Lear of algeir wherein he inclosed me abstracts from Commodor Pribles Letter to him 19t: June, & Mr: Davies—Charge of the Consulate at Tunis 22d: June. I herewith inclose Copy of said abstracts for your...
3 August 1804, Gibraltar. No. 155. “I have not been honord with any of yours since mine No: 154 when advised the English having settled their differences with Algeir, nor have I heard any thing of Comodor Barrons Squadron. The John Adams proceeded the 25t: Ulto. for Malta, I have no late Accounts from Comodor Prible. “I herewith anex you Copy of an abstract of a Letter just received from...
25 July 1804, Gibraltar. No. 154. “The last I had the honour of adressing you was No: 153 under date 7th: Inst. advising two Portuguese 74 Gun ships having gone to Cruise in the Mediteranean and Coverd the last six Months list of arrivals. “On the 23d: Inst. arrived the U. S. Ship John Adams, Capn: Chauncy from Hampton Roads, he yesterday Compleated his water & will go this day for Malta...
7 July 1804, Gibraltar. No. 153. “I had this honour of adressing you ⅌ Duplicate under 6th. Ulto. No: 152. and have not since been favourd with any of yours. “Two days ago arrived a British Privateer from the Coast of Italy and reported that three large Tunishan Xabeques had made a landing close by Leghorn about the end of May last, & carried off a Number of People into Slavery. “Two...
6 June 1804, Gibraltar. No. 152. “I had the honor of adressing you the 28. Ulto: No: 151 with Copy of a Paragraph from Consul Simpson of Tangiers Letter to me 27: ditto per Copy anexd. “This day in the course of Conversation with Hamet Bigia the Empr: of Morroccos Agent he told me had orders from his Master to Purchase some Cables & ca: for his Cruisers and that His Majesty intended sending...
28 May 1804, Gibraltar. No. 151. “Not Being favourd with any of yours, I beg leave to referr to my last which I had the honor of adressing you No. 150 under 18: Instant, nor have I heard further regarding the Tunis business. “I now beg leave to anex Copy of a paragraph of a Letter to me from Consul Simpson of Tanger yesterdays date, which I received this day.” RC and enclosure, two copies (...
18 May 1804, Gibraltar. No. 150. “By my last Communication No: 149 [10 May 1804] I had the honour of anexing Copy of one from Stephen Cathalan Junr: Esqr. Comercial agent at Marseilles in conformity to his request, but have not heard further from him on the Subject of the Tunis Warr. Capn: Dogget in the Brig Albion from Marseilles for Boston arrived the 15th: Int: in 12 days, who informed me...
10 May 1804, Gibraltar. No. 149. “Without the honor of any of your favours since my last No. 148 [24 Apr. 1804] I have only time to forward you Via Cadiz the annexd Copy of a Letter just received from our Comercial Agent Stepn: Cathalan Junr: Esqr. at Marseilles with the Disagreeable News of Tunis having declared Warr against the U. S. “None of our State Vessels in this Neighbourhood.” Adds in...
24 April 1804, Gibraltar. No. 148. “I had this honour of adressing you last under No: 147 with Copy of Comodor Pribles agreeable account of the distroying of the Philadelphia, since when have not heard from said Gentleman, indeed we have had no conveyance from that quarter [for] want of Easterly Wind which is just sett in. “I received a few lines from Mr: Brent of your Department dated 21st:...
22 March 1804, Gibraltar. No. 147. Encloses a duplicate of his dispatch no. 146 [19 Mar.]. Encloses a letter from Preble “with the very pleasing and interesting account of the Capturing and distroying” of the Philadelphia in Tripoli: “the Gallant and brave manner in which it was accomplishd by Capn. Decature does him and others Employd on that hazardouse service much honour.” “I have got the...
19 March 1804, Gibraltar. No. 146. “No Vessel here bound to the U. S. & our Post just going out, I send this Via Cadiz, as no doubt the Account of the Distroying of the Philada. at Tripoly by Lieut. DeCature will be agreeable as ⅌ anexd Copy of a Paragraph from Consul Pulis Letter to me 25: Ulto. and Mr. Higgins of said date. I am afraid to loose the Post as such Conclude.” RC , two copies,...
23 February 1804, Gibraltar. No. 145. Last wrote on 10 Feb. reporting his receipt of a letter from Captain Thom and the news “of a Tripolin Cruiser being at Sea, which Occasiond the Argus Capn: Hull to go to Examine Cape d’Gatt & Cape Pallas.” Now informs JM of the arrival of the Citizen with gun carriages on 21 Feb. Thom delivered the original of JM’s letter of 2 Nov. 1803 . Directed the...
10 February 1804, Gibraltar. No. 144. Has not heard from JM since his last of 2 Feb. “I this day received a Letter from Wm. H. Thone [Thom] Commander of the Schor. Citizen with the Gun Carriages dated L’Orient 6th: Ulto. wherein he tells me was not permitted to Sail untill the departure of the French Squadron, which he supposed would be the first fair wind.” A Danish brig arrived “This day”;...
2 February 1804, Gibraltar. No. 143. Since his last of 26 Jan. has received the duplicate of JM’s 2 Nov. 1803 dispatch with its postscript of 4 Nov. Has not received the original or seen the Citizen . Has written Simpson regarding the gun carriages and enclosed a copy of JM’s dispatch. “I will be guided by his answer thereon should they arrive, and if he does not require them will then follow...
26 January 1804, Gibraltar. No. 142. Last wrote on 15 Jan. “I now anex you Copy of a Letter from the Danish Consul at Tripoly Mr: Nissen dated 2d: November last; Also a Dispatch received Yesterday from Consul Simpson of Tangeir. “Only 8 Sail of the expected dispersed Convoy from England have as yet arrived. “Our Brig Argus Lieut: Hull Saild a few days ago to Cruise has been at Tanger & suppose...
15 January 1804, Gibraltar. No. 141. Refers JM to his last letters of 4 and 11 Jan. Received the enclosed from Cathcart at Leghorn by post. Has heard from Malta that Bainbridge and his officers “are treated with Humanity by the Tripolins.” “On the 12th. Inst: was brought into this Port for Examination by the English frigate Phebe, J. R. Capel Esqr: Commander, the ship American Hero, Andrew...
11 January 1804, Gibraltar. No. 140. Last wrote on 4 Jan. 1804 . Encloses a list of arrivals at Gibraltar during the past six months [not found]. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Gibraltar, vol. 2). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner.
4 January 1804, Gibraltar. No. 139. “I have not been honord with any of yours since my last under 29: Ulto: No: 138 [not found] ⅌ the Schooner Mary Capn: Sinclair.” Lieutenant Somers in the Nautilus arrived 2 Jan. 1804 from Syracuse with dispatches from Preble for Robert Smith. Was “Extreamly mortified” to learn from Preble of the loss of the Philadelphia and the imprisonment of its officers...
22 November 1803, Gibraltar. No. 137. Sends his no. 136 [15 Nov.] by this vessel also. There has been no political news since then. “You will have been informed by the Honourable Secretary of the Navy the disagreeable Occurrence which took place here between Comodor Prible & some British Commanders of Ships of Warr respecting Seamen.” The British officers have written to their government. “I...