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To James Madison from John Gavino (Abstract), 25 March 1805

§ From John Gavino

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.1

“I am sorry to find Commodor Barron still continued ill, and that there was a report of two Tripolin Cruisers having got out and were Cruising in the Gulph of Genoa, but as all our Cruisers were in quest of them in different Stations, I flatter my self with the pleasing Idea that they will render a good account of them.

“They write from Malta that the Tolon fleet was out, and admiral Nelson in quest of them.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Gibraltar, vol. 3). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 18 May.

1The enclosure has not been identified.

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