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To James Madison from William Kirkpatrick, 20 October 1802 (Abstract)

§ From William Kirkpatrick

20 October 1802, Málaga. Encloses a duplicate of his 10 Sept. dispatch.1 Transmits a packet for JM received 19 Oct. from Richard O’Brien and a copy of O’Brien’s 2 Oct. letter to him for JM’s information.2 “The Tripoline, now Moorish Cruizer,… was compleatly provided with Certificates from the different Consuls residing in the Emperor’s dominions belonging to him and only waited for some Seamen from Tetuan to proceed.” The frigate Adams, Captain Campbell, continues at its station. “This City, and its Environs have been remarkably healthy this Season.” No contagious diseases prevail, and all U.S. ships with bills of health certified by Spanish consuls “in the District they proceed from” have been immediately admitted to pratique. “Five Sail of British Men of War passed by here on their way up the Mediterranean ten days ago with Six months’ Provisions on board, their destination is not Known even at Gibraltar where they proceeded from, some Surmise they are destined for Algiers to settle differences with the Dey.”

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