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To James Madison from John Gavino (Abstract), 1 May 1805

§ From John Gavino

1 May 1805, Gibraltar. No. 7. “I had the honor of last addressing you down to the 29th: Elapsed No: 6,1 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 made to assasinate the Dey of Algeirs, Last Month—he was still alive on the 26th: altho he had received fourteen stabs, but at that time report Circulated he could not live.’ “2

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Gibraltar, vol. 3). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner.

1See Gavino to JM, 26 Apr. 1805, with the postscript dated 29 Apr. 1805.

2For the attempt to assassinate Mustafa Dey, see Timothy Mountford to JM, 25 Mar. 1805, and n. 7.

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