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To James Madison from John Gavino, 16 December 1802 (Abstract)

§ From John Gavino

16 December 1802, Gibraltar. No. 106. Forwards dispatches just received via a British frigate from Malta, “where Mr: Cathcart was with Comodor Morris, from whom I have Letters to the 1st: Inst.” Has learned “by a Vessel just arrived from Mahon” that a U.S. frigate was there for repairs to a damaged mast. “They do not know her Name or the Capns: it can be no other than the New York.”1 Adds in a postscript that a 30 Nov. letter “just recd:” from a friend at Mahón states the New York arrived there 24 Nov. in four days from Algiers—“nothing new.”

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