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17 October 1802, Gibraltar. No. 100. Refers to his last dispatch, no. 99 of 3 Oct. “I now agreeable to Consul OBrien of Algiers desire anex you Copy of his Letter to me 2d. Ulto: received this day.” A pass and consular certificates have arrived from the emperor of Morocco for the ship he claims, but the vessel cannot sail as sixteen crew members deserted a few days ago and went to Tangier. The...
21 October 1802, Gibraltar. No. 101. “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 [17 Oct. 1802] ⅌ this Conveyance.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Gibraltar, vol. 2). RC 1 p. Docketed by Wagner as received 18 Dec. For enclosure, see n. 1. In O’Brien’s 3 Oct. 1801 [1802] letter to Gavino (2 pp.), he...
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...
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...
3 December 1802, Gibraltar. No. 104. Encloses a copy of his no. 103 [20 Nov. 1802] , since which he has not received any letters from JM. Understands that Sweden is to pay $150,000 for peace with Tripoli. “The J. Adams calld at Malaga & met Capt: Murray who orderd her here for to take up a supply of Provisions, is arrived & will proceed in 3 or 4 days for Malaga & Malta.” Commodore Morris left...
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.” Adds in a...
18 December 1802, Gibraltar. No. 107. “I have the honor of Confirming my last Respects No. 105 [not found] & 106 [16 Dec. 1802] ⅌ this Conveyance who having returnd to Port by Contrary winds I now inclose you Copy of a Circular Letter received from Consul OBrion of Algier dated 15: October last.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Gibraltar, vol. 2). RC 1 p. Docketed by Wagner. Gavino...
23 December 1802, Gibraltar. No. 108. Has not received a letter from JM since his last dispatch, no. 107 [18 Dec. 1802] . Has received a 7 Dec. letter from Captain Barron at Mahón, a copy of which he sent to Robert Smith requesting that he show it to JM. Has heard Barron was still at Mahón on 14 Dec. “and had got his foremast in.” “The Master of an Engh: Vessel from Genoa who arrived three...
27 December 1802, Gibraltar. No. 109. Refers to his no. 108 of 23 Dec. and encloses a “Copy of a Letter received from Consul Eaton of Tunis 9th: Ulto.,” copies of which he has forwarded to Captains Campbell and Murray. “A french Squadron of five large french Ships of War & a Brig whent past this day from the Westward Supposed to be from St: Domingo.” RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 59, CD ,...
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...
11 February 1803, Gibraltar. No. 112. Has had no letters from JM since his dispatch no. 111 [not found]. “I have no late accounts of Commodor Morris, the Constellation proceeded a few days ago for the U. S.” The Adams is at Gibraltar. “The Commander of the Moorish ship in question with a Crew from Tetuan is Expected to take her away. Mr: Wyk the swedish Consul [is] now here and is to go to the...
13 February 1803, Gibraltar. No. 113. Refers to his last dispatch, no. 112 [11 Feb. 1803] , which covered a 23 Nov. dispatch from O’Brien. Transmits a report of arrivals at Gibraltar for the last six months of 1802 [not found]. Has no other news. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Gibraltar, vol. 2). 1 p. Docketed by Wagner. A full transcription of this document has been added to the digital edition.
17 February 1803, Gibraltar. No. 114. “Since my last N: 113 under the 11: Int: [13 Feb. 1803] , orders is come to the Emperours Agent here to get the Ship in question ready for Sea and he further tells me Expects the Commander every moment from Tetuan with a Crew, and that She is at all events to go to Sea.” Adds in a postscript, “Three french Ships the Line are aback of the Rock with Troops...
27 February 1803, Gibraltar. No. 115. Refers to his dispatch no. 114 of 17 Feb. mentioning that “the Moorish Vessel in question” had been ordered to get ready for sea. “She has in Consequence been fitted out, only expects the Capn: & Crew to put to sea, who were at Tetuan Collecting the Provisions, the Agent here tells me one of the Emprs: Captains comes for her, & not the Tripolin.” The Adams...
8 March 1803, Gibraltar. No. 116. Refers to his last dispatch, no. 115 of 27 Feb. Swedish consul Wyk received an eleven-gun salute on his arrival at Tangier. “The King of Sweden has made him a Nobleman of the order of Wasaw [Vasa], and the Swedish Adl. has orders to go to Tangier to Enstal him.” Crews expected from Tetuán for the ship at Gibraltar have not yet arrived. Encloses a copy of a...
17 March 1803, Gibraltar. No. 117. “I referr to my last No. 116 [8 Mar. 1803] and have now to inform you that two days ago arrived the Crew for the Moorish Ship in question about 40 Men among them the Tripolin who formerly Commanded the Brig and laterly the said Ship they report are going for A[r]zev to load wheat for Tunis, the Ship is ready and Expect will sail in 6 or 8 days; the Adams...
4 April 1803, Gibraltar. No. 117 [118]. Has received no letters from JM since his last, no. 117 [17 Mar. 1803] . “Consul Simpson … sent me the inclosed Dispatch for you; and at Same time Thos: Beck, and David Ervin, two american Seamen saved in June last from the Schooner Betsy of Norfolk which was Wreckd on the Southern Coast of Barbary, and the Empr. of Morrocco since redeemed from the Arabs...
29 April 1803, Gibraltar. No. 119. Has received no letter from JM since his no. 118 [4 Apr. 1803] , reporting the arrival of two French ships with settlers for Louisiana who had observed two seventy-four-gun warships with five thousand Polish troops also bound there. Some French ships have passed from the east since then. “The Chesapeake went Home on the 6th: Inst. On the 7th. the Adams went...
5 May 1803, Gibraltar. No. 120. Has still received no letters from JM. Refers JM to his last, no. 119 of 29 Apr. , in which he wrote that Tripoli had declared war against the Netherlands and enclosed his account for the last year. “On the 3d: Instant arrived an Extraordinary Corrier to the Governor from Alicant in 5 days, informing him of the British Consul of Algier Mr. Falcon having got...
21 May 1803, Gibraltar . No. 121. Has received nothing from JM since writing on 5 May , nor has he heard anything of Commodore Morris or any U.S. frigates. Encloses a dispatch from Simpson [not found] and a copy of one from O’Brien dated 20 Apr. Received a letter from Sir Peter Wyk announcing that he had “returnd from seeing the Emperour” and that “his mission has ended to his entire...
18 June 1803, Gibraltar . No. 123. Confirms his last dispatch of 10 June [not found] and acknowledges JM’s circular of 9 Apr. Believes the laws that accompanied the latter will “put a stop to the shamefull proceedings of late of some of the Masters of our Trading Vessels who has gone for the U. S. without paying their anchorage due the British Goverment.” Encloses a copy of a letter received...
15 July 1803, Gibraltar . No. 124. Confirms his last dispatch, no. 123 [18 June 1803], enclosing a letter from Simpson. “I now transmit you another from said Gentleman, who applied to me for some Rice for the Emperour. None being for sale in the Place, I sent him two Tierces of what was in store for Supplying the Squadron.” Has no further accounts of Commodore Morris or the detained ship. The...
2 August 1803, Gibraltar . No. 125. Has not heard from JM since his last letter, no. 124 [15 July 1803] . Informs JM that “the Portuguese have sent a Person to Alicante to solicit from thence leave to go to Algeir for the purpose of treating about a Redemption of their Captives and terms of Peace: he has Presents and Cash with him to pave the way.” “Admiral Campbell who was Cruising off Cape...
6 August 1803, Gibraltar . No. 126. Has not received any letters from JM since his last dispatch, no. 125, of 2 Aug. Encloses a letter from Simpson which covers the latest events. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Gibraltar, vol. 2). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 13 Oct. Enclosure not found, but it was most likely a copy of Simpson to JM, 28 July 1803 . A full transcription of this document has...
13 August 1803, Gibraltar . No. 127. Has received no letters from JM since he sent his last dispatches, nos. 125 and 126. Encloses a duplicate of a letter from Simpson already sent. “The Emperour of Morroccos ship of 30 Guns & 150 Men is at Sea and one of 20 almost ready.” On 9 Aug. two of the emperor’s “Row Boats” put into Gibraltar “by Contary Winds.” They are “bound from Tetuan to Tanger to...
29 August 1803, Gibraltar . No. 129. Refers JM to his last dispatch, no. 128 [13 Aug. 1803] , and its enclosures. Encloses a duplicate of a letter from Simpson [not found]. “I informed you of the Dey of Algeir having sent away … the British Consul Mr: Falcon, said Gentleman is still here, and he tells me orders have come to Lord Nelson to take him back to Algeirs, and should they refuse...
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 (...
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...
26 September 1803, Gibraltar . No. 132. Confirms his last letter, no. 131, dated 9 Sept. Since then Commodores Morris and Preble have arrived, and Colonel Lear with the latter. Leaves said gentlemen to inform JM and the navy secretary “of every Occurrence.” Encloses a copy of a letter from Anthony Terry, U.S. vice-consul at Cádiz, dated 23 Sept., “which is truely displeasing.” Hopes Captain...
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...
18 October 1803, Gibraltar . No. 135. Refers to his last letter, no. 134 [14 Oct. 1803], and congratulates JM “on the Settlement with Morrocco,” of which Preble and Lear have no doubt informed him. Transmits a copy of a letter from O’Brien dated 14 Sept. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Gibraltar, vol. 2); enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Algiers, vol. 6). RC 1 p.; docketed by Wagner. For enclosure, see n....
15 November 1803, Gibraltar. No. 136. Refers to his last letter, no. 135, which enclosed a copy of a 14 Sept. 1803 letter from O’Brien. Lear left for Algiers on 13 Nov. in the Constitution , accompanied by the Nautilus . The Argus sailed the same day for Leghorn with two ships under convoy. On 14 Nov. the Enterprize , Capt. [Stephen] Decatur, sailed for Syracuse “with the Victualler ship...
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...
4 January 1804, Gibraltar. No. 139. “I have not been honord with any of yours since my last under 29: Ulto: No: 138 [not found] ⅌ the Schooner Mary Capn: Sinclair.” Lieutenant Somers in the Nautilus arrived 2 Jan. 1804 from Syracuse with dispatches from Preble for Robert Smith. Was “Extreamly mortified” to learn from Preble of the loss of the Philadelphia and the imprisonment of its officers...
11 January 1804, Gibraltar. No. 140. Last wrote on 4 Jan. 1804 . Encloses a list of arrivals at Gibraltar during the past six months [not found]. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Gibraltar, vol. 2). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner.
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...
26 January 1804, Gibraltar. No. 142. Last wrote on 15 Jan. “I now anex you Copy of a Letter from the Danish Consul at Tripoly Mr: Nissen dated 2d: November last; Also a Dispatch received Yesterday from Consul Simpson of Tangeir. “Only 8 Sail of the expected dispersed Convoy from England have as yet arrived. “Our Brig Argus Lieut: Hull Saild a few days ago to Cruise has been at Tanger & suppose...
2 February 1804, Gibraltar. No. 143. Since his last of 26 Jan. has received the duplicate of JM’s 2 Nov. 1803 dispatch with its postscript of 4 Nov. Has not received the original or seen the Citizen . Has written Simpson regarding the gun carriages and enclosed a copy of JM’s dispatch. “I will be guided by his answer thereon should they arrive, and if he does not require them will then follow...
10 February 1804, Gibraltar. No. 144. Has not heard from JM since his last of 2 Feb. “I this day received a Letter from Wm. H. Thone [Thom] Commander of the Schor. Citizen with the Gun Carriages dated L’Orient 6th: Ulto. wherein he tells me was not permitted to Sail untill the departure of the French Squadron, which he supposed would be the first fair wind.” A Danish brig arrived “This day”;...
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...
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,...
22 March 1804, Gibraltar. No. 147. Encloses a duplicate of his dispatch no. 146 [19 Mar.]. Encloses a letter from Preble “with the very pleasing and interesting account of the Capturing and distroying” of the Philadelphia in Tripoli: “the Gallant and brave manner in which it was accomplishd by Capn. Decature does him and others Employd on that hazardouse service much honour.” “I have got the...
24 April 1804, Gibraltar. No. 148. “I had this honour of adressing you last under No: 147 with Copy of Comodor Pribles agreeable account of the distroying of the Philadelphia, since when have not heard from said Gentleman, indeed we have had no conveyance from that quarter [for] want of Easterly Wind which is just sett in. “I received a few lines from Mr: Brent of your Department dated 21st:...
10 May 1804, Gibraltar. No. 149. “Without the honor of any of your favours since my last No. 148 [24 Apr. 1804] I have only time to forward you Via Cadiz the annexd Copy of a Letter just received from our Comercial Agent Stepn: Cathalan Junr: Esqr. at Marseilles with the Disagreeable News of Tunis having declared Warr against the U. S. “None of our State Vessels in this Neighbourhood.” Adds in...
18 May 1804, Gibraltar. No. 150. “By my last Communication No: 149 [10 May 1804] I had the honour of anexing Copy of one from Stephen Cathalan Junr: Esqr. Comercial agent at Marseilles in conformity to his request, but have not heard further from him on the Subject of the Tunis Warr. Capn: Dogget in the Brig Albion from Marseilles for Boston arrived the 15th: Int: in 12 days, who informed me...
28 May 1804, Gibraltar. No. 151. “Not Being favourd with any of yours, I beg leave to referr to my last which I had the honor of adressing you No. 150 under 18: Instant, nor have I heard further regarding the Tunis business. “I now beg leave to anex Copy of a paragraph of a Letter to me from Consul Simpson of Tanger yesterdays date, which I received this day.” RC and enclosure, two copies (...
6 June 1804, Gibraltar. No. 152. “I had the honor of adressing you the 28. Ulto: No: 151 with Copy of a Paragraph from Consul Simpson of Tangiers Letter to me 27: ditto per Copy anexd. “This day in the course of Conversation with Hamet Bigia the Empr: of Morroccos Agent he told me had orders from his Master to Purchase some Cables & ca: for his Cruisers and that His Majesty intended sending...
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...
25 July 1804, Gibraltar. No. 154. “The last I had the honour of adressing you was No: 153 under date 7th: Inst. advising two Portuguese 74 Gun ships having gone to Cruise in the Mediteranean and Coverd the last six Months list of arrivals. “On the 23d: Inst. arrived the U. S. Ship John Adams, Capn: Chauncy from Hampton Roads, he yesterday Compleated his water & will go this day for Malta...
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...