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To James Madison from John Gavino, 3 August 1804 (Abstract)

§ From John Gavino

3 August 1804, Gibraltar. No. 155. “I have not been honord with any of yours since mine No: 1541 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 Consul Simpson of Tanger dated 2d: Instant2 for your Goverment.”

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, CD, Gibraltar, vol. 2). RC 1 p. For enclosure, see n. 2.

2The enclosure, an extract of Simpson to Gavino, 2 Aug. 1804 (2 pp.; docketed by Wagner), reported that Alcayde Hashash, evidently on the emperor’s orders, had requested a passport from Simpson for a ship to be loaded with wheat for Tripoli, which Simpson had refused.

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