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18 July 1801, Gibraltar. No. 67. His dispatch no. 66 has been detained for want of a conveyance. Has not heard from Commodore Dale since his departure. Received reply from Eaton to Gavino’s 17 May letter, enclosing safe passage for Grand Turk to proceed to Tunis. States that U.S. frigate Philadelphia “was off this port” 17 July and he informed Captain Barron that Tripolitan cruisers were still...
19 August 1802, Gibraltar. No. 96. Encloses Simpson’s dispatches reporting the settlement of difficulties between U.S. and Morocco; the emperor has withdrawn orders for cruisers to attack American ships. “Comodor Morris in the Chesapeake & the Schooner Enterprize Saild yesterday for Leghorn with about 11 Sail of our Vessels, & near as many Swedes, he is also to take up those that are detaind...
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....
I referr to my dispatch at large No: 71 ⅌ this Conveyance still detaind by Contrary wind. I have to inform you that on the 19: Inst. arrived the frigate Geo: Washington Capn: Shaw, also the Transport Peace & Plenty for Algeir & Tunis They are now going out, also with them our Merchant Vessels that were bound up along. No account of Capn: Barron, or the rest of the Squadron. They must soon...
The Annexd being Detaind for want of Conveyance, I have now to Communicate the unplesant intelligence just received from a Respectable house at Barcelona to a Merchant at this place of the Algereins having declard Warr against the United States and Captured four Vessels as P Copy of his Paragraph under 2d: Instant; a Boat from Oran seems to Confirm said Account adding that Nine american...
Without the honour of any of your Commands, I beg leave to Confirm my last Respects No: 62 under date of 22d: October, when advised the arrival of the ship Leonidas Capn: Mc:Kinsie at Algeir at a very Seasonable time & that all was well, as that Coll. Lear had drawn on me for $7000 wch. are paid, having sent me £1500 Stg: in Bills on Messrs: Bearings of London to provide for same. I have Still...
9 September 1803, Gibraltar . No. 131. Enclosed in his no. 130 was a copy of Bainbridge to Simpson, reporting the capture of the Moroccan ship Mirboka (22 guns) and the retaking of the American brig Celia , Captain Dervin. “I sent Mr: Simpson Capn: Baimbridges Letter by an Express Boat who reachd him 18 hours before any other account got there.” Has learned that Simpson was confined one night...
Not being honourd with any of your Commands I beg leave to be referrd to my last adresses No: 33 under date 15th: Ins: I then mentiond what occurred with the Tunis Ambassador, & the Reports of the War s between his Country & Algeirs, which induced him to request of Capn: Candler to wait the arrival of the Constitution to request a Convoy of Capn: Campbell. I wrote him on the subject to Cadiz &...
29 June 1802, Gibraltar. No. 93. “After referring you to mine No. 91 & 92 ⅌ this Conveyance, still detaind by Contrary Wind, have now to inform you that Yesterday Saml: Moor Commander of the English Brig Mary from Mahon, who parted Company on the 24th: Inst: to the Eastward of the Rock with the American Brig Rose whose Commander deliverd him the following note, Vizt: ‘Captain Andrew Morris,...
I beg leave to have the honour of claiming your refference to the Copy of my last Communication herewith No. 65 under 30: Ulto: & to add on the Subject of the Schooner Philada. Packett, & that by the Register of the Vessel, the Master is called Nathaniel Noyes, & not Norris as reported at the health office. This I obtaind thro the information of a freend, but could get no other Particulars; He...
29 December 1801, Gibraltar. Reports that frigate Boston arrived on 22 Dec. and brought him JM’s letter of 3 Oct. [not found] with two enclosures for Cathcart that he forwarded to Appleton at Leghorn. Has just been informed that Swedish admiral Cederström is at Málaga with four Swedish frigates and orders to cooperate with Commodore Dale against the Tripolitans. Partial Tr ( DNA : RG 46,...
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...
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...
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...
I beg leave to Confirm my last No. 131 under date 9th. Inst. Since then arrived Comodors Morris & Prible, with the latter Collonel Lear to all whom have made every Communication and as said Gentlemen now fully informs you & the Honl. Secretary of the Navy of every Occurrence I think it needless to enter into Repititions and only trouble you with an annexd Copy of a Letter from Mr. Anty. Terry...
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...
3 September 1802, Gibraltar. Refers JM to his last dispatch, no. 96 [19 Aug.] . A Moroccan crew arrived on 1 Sept. from Tetuán; “the report is they come to take away the Tripolin ship (laid up here) with the Emperours flag as his Property.” Has no late news from Simpson. The Boston is expected; the Adams is in port for repairs. “It is currently aserted that the Algereens have declard Warr...
Not being honourd with any of yours since my last of 4: Inst. Pr Copy herewith to which referr, The Commander in Chief continued inflexible in his Determination regarding Colonial Produce being only Cleard for England. The Tryals of the Quantigo Bay Cook has come on, also the Calisto both wch. have been Cleard, and with regard to the Neptune, one Eighth salvage has been alowd the Captors. We...
28 March 1801, Gibraltar. No. 61. Transmits copy of previous dispatch, no. 60. By last accounts, French squadron was at Toulon. Reports French naval battle with British frigate Febe . King of Naples has made peace with France and closed ports to British. Thirty Danish and Swedish vessels have been brought into Gibraltar. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Gibraltar, vol. 2). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as...
I had this pleasure of adressing you the 18. Inst. ⅌ Duplicate No. 67. Since then have none of yours. Said day the Philada. frigate came close into the Bay, when the two Tripoly Cruisers lowerd their Flags & have not as yet hoisted them again. Indeed I think they are afraid to Stir out. Capn. Baron requested my sending him a Coasting Pilot as was to go to Tetuan Bay for Water (of which we are...
I herewith inclose you Copy of my last dispatch No. 60 to which please be referrd. By the last accounts from aloft the French Squadron was at Tolon. A french 44 Gun Frigate from the west with 740 Men, & Sundry Stores on board went by, and the English frigate Febe that was Cruising aback of the Rock Chased her, & after came up an Action took place for 1 1/2 hours in which the French had upwards...
5 November 1802, Gibraltar. No. 102. Has not received any letters from JM. Refers JM to his last, no. 101 [21 Oct. 1802] , and its enclosure. As mentioned in his no. 100 [17 Oct. 1802] the “Moorish Ship in question still remaind here, as 16 Moors had deserted her, since then the Capn: went for Tetuan and several of the Crew were dischargd.” Simpson lately wrote Captain Campbell that Alcayde...
I have not the honor of any of yours since my last dispatch & Duplicate No: 62. I now hand you duplicate Copy of Consul Cathcarts Letter 21st. feby: also Consul OBrions of 5th: Ulto: to mr: Pater of Mahon likewise to me of same date. I hope you will approve of the Steps I took in requesting of the Commanders of the British & Portuguese ships of war to inform our Treading [ sic ] Vessels of the...
Without the favour of any of yours, I beg leave to inclose you duplicates of my last dispatch No. 63 Via Lisbon, also of Consul OBrion of Algeirs Letter to me under 5. April last, and mine to him 10th. Ulto. on Account of the arrival of the Ship Grand Turk at this Port with the Stipulations for Tunis. As yet I have received no answer thereto. Since then the Brig Hope, James Norman from...
By my last Communication No. 93 which I had the honor of adressing you mentiond the Capture of the Brig Franklin Capn. Andrew Morris, & am sorry to say by a Letter since received from Consul O’Brion of Algeirs dated 23d. Ulto. that there is now no doubt of the Capturing Vessel being a Tripolin and that there are four others out, as you will see by the Copy of said Letter herewith. They were...
Still without the honor of any of your Commands I beg leave to referr to my last Dispatch No. 38 under date of 18. Ultimo when advised admiral Duckworth with five sail the Line having left this for Sicily & Constantinople, at same time I inclosed the list of arrivals & Departure of our Trading Vessels for the last Six Months. The Portuguese Squadron that Cruises in the Gutt has been reinforced...
30 January 1802, Gibraltar. No. 81. Encloses an extract from a letter received 29 Jan. from Simpson at Tangier regarding the commander of the Tripolitan ship trapped at Gibraltar, who went to see the emperor of Morocco; Gavino has alerted all U.S. consuls and Captain Bainbridge of the Essex , now at Algeciras. RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Gibraltar, vol. 2). RC 1 p. The enclosed...
Deprived the honor of any of yours permit me to confirm my last dispatches No. 86 & 87 ⅌ Capn. Barron accompanying one from Consul Eaton & the Translation of another received from Consul Pulis of Malta. On the 24th. Inst. proceeded Capn. Anthony Lambertus from this Port in the new English Brig (wch. was formerly the Tripolin Cruiser) for Lisbon, as they Sayd, in Ballast. They now taulk of...
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...
24 July 1801, Gibraltar. No. 68. Reports frigate Philadelphia came into the bay 18 July; since then two Tripolitan cruisers anchored there have kept their flags lowered. Captain Barron requested a pilot to go to Tetuán Bay for water, since governor allows no water for warships. Five homeward bound American ships will go with Philadelphia , and more are arriving. Commodore Dale’s squadron has...
I have not been favourd with any of your Commands since I had the honour of adressing you under the 14th. of last Month No: 46. I then mentiond a Rusin fleet of 11 Sail the line & other Vessels having passd to the Westward; they are at Lisbon. A few days ago arrived three British Ships of the Line with a Number of Transports from Sicily & about 9000 Troops. They are still here, & it is...
14 October 1803, Gibraltar . No. 134. “I confirm what [I] had the honor of adressing you yesterday [not found] by the bearer still here & only affords me time to accompany the dispatches herewith from Consul Simpson &ca. confirming matters being arranged with the Emperour received by our Sloop of War Syren. Comodor Prible still at Tanger, the John Adams & New York left it for this place, but...
11 January 1802, Gibraltar. Refers JM to his last dispatch enclosing a copy of a letter from O’Brien. Reports that on 7 Jan. a British frigate arrived with British consul Hargreaves and the Algerine ambassador who had been in Great Britain. Hargreaves was carrying a box of jewels for bey of Tunis entrusted to him by Rufus King. Has informed O’Brien to look out for their safety. Encloses copy...
4 January 1803, Gibraltar. No. 110. “I beg leave to referr to my last dispatch No. 109 [27 Dec. 1802] ⅌ this Conveyance of the Constellation frigate, who put back by Contrary Wind and is still detaind here.” Forwards a packet from Eaton and encloses a copy of a letter from O’Brien to Cathalan. RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Gibraltar, vol. 2). RC 1 p. Docketed by Wagner as received 17...
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...
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...
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...
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...
I beg leave to anex you Copy of my lasts No. 57. & 58, also of Consul Lears to me under date 31st. March last being so requested by him. In my last Mentiond I inclosed you one from said Gentleman & you have herewith two others, one from Consul Kirkpatrick of Malaga, & one Consul Simpson of Tanger. The Spaniards have rose in a Mass against their Invaders, who took the whole of the Royal family...
14 September 1801, Gibraltar. No. 71. Encloses duplicates of his 8 Aug. letters to Barron and commends Barron’s blockade of Tripolitan cruisers, which has caused fresh desertions from their crews. Tripolitan vessels have struck sails and are in the mole with only about twenty seamen left. The Tripolitan admiral and eight others have sailed as passengers to Malta. At Cathcart’s request, encloses...
I beg leave to referr to what I had the honour of adressing you pr No: 48 on the 29: Ulto: which being kept back for want of a fair wind, will now go with this. Since then a Number of our Merchant Vessels have put into this Port, some on account the Communication made by British Ships of Warr that Algiers were Capturing our Trade; this would have been stopd before now had we had an Easterly...
31 May 1802, Gibraltar. No. 88. Reports departure for Lisbon on 24 May of an English brig—converted from a captured Tripolitan ship—commanded by Capt. Anthony Lambertus. In a letter of 25 Apr. O’Brien reported that the Algerines had captured one Genoese and two Neapolitan vessels and that “Six other large Corsairs were ready for Sea.” Has heard rumors in town of the Algerine capture of the...
Without the honour of any of your favour sine my last adresses to you No: 68 under date 19t. Ultimo to which please be referrd: On the 19: Ulto: arrived in this Bay from Cadiz under American Collours the Ship Sidney, Samuel Thompson Master, & Daniel Tilton of Ph ilada: Super Cargo, loaded with About 240 Hogsheads Tobacco, & reported from Norfolk in Virginia, stating that she was blown off the...
1 September 1803, Gibraltar . No. 130. Encloses his dispatch no. 129 and a copy of a letter from Captain Bainbridge to Consul Simpson, which Gavino forwarded to Simpson “imediately by a Boat Charterd for the purpose.” Adds in a postscript: “I have a Letter dated yesterday from Consul Simpson of Tanger when he was still in the Dark regarding the orders of the Empr: Cruisers.” RC and enclosure (...
I have only time to hand you the inclosed from Consul OBrien w: Copy of his Letter to me under 3d. Inst. I refer to mine No. 100 ⅌ this Conveyance, & have the honor to be, Sir Your most obedt. & most he. St. The preceding is the full transcription of a document that was previously abstracted in The Papers of James Madison , Secretary of State series. The original abstract contains additional...
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,...
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...
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...
20 November 1802, Gibraltar. No. 103. Refers to his last, no. 102 of 5 Nov. , about the Moorish ship which continues laid up. “The last Letter recieved from Consul Simpson was under date of 11t: Inst:, had no answer from the Emperour regarding the Refference of the Certificates which was refused, & feard when came would be unpleasent.” Has received JM’s 26 Aug. circular and will attend to its...
Without the honor of any of your favours I beg refference to my last dispatch No. 85. On the 25 Ulto. arrived from Tunis the American Ship Gloria Commanded by Jo. Bounds taken in the service by Consul Eaton, who brought me the Inclosed dispatches, to which & the Copy of said Gentlemans Letter to me anexd, beg leave to referr, as due attention will be paid to what Consul Eaton writes. The...