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To James Madison from John Gavino, 3 August 1801 (Abstract)

§ From John Gavino

3 August 1801, Gibraltar. No. 69. Since his last dispatch, refusal of governor of Gibraltar [Charles O’Hara] to allow Tripolitan admiral [Murad Rais] provisions has led admiral to threaten Ragusan1 ships in port with immediate war if they do not take his crews to Tripoli. Admiral has also applied to governor at Tetuán [Alcayde Abde-Rhaman Hashash] for provisions, which the governor promised to send. Has learned that brig Alert of Boston was chased into Barcelona by two Tripolitan cruisers. Forwards chronicle with news from Egypt.

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