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I now beg leave to inclose you duplicate of my lasts No: 69 & 70 also what wrote Capn: Barron the 8. Ulto: to which referr. Capn: Barron of the Philada: has a Deal of Merit in keeping the two Tripolin Cruisers so closely blockd up, which occasiond fresh Desertions among the remaining Crews. In Consequence the Tripoly Admiral got leave to halt his two Vessels in the Mole, where they Struck...
9 August 1801, Gibraltar. No. 70. Encloses a copy of his letter to Captain Barron sent “ ⅌ Boats hird on purpose to go in quest of him to East and West.” Has just learned Barron was off Málaga two days earlier. The two Ragusan vessels with Tripolitan crews are being convoyed to Tetuán by a British vessel. Tripolitan admiral, officers, and a few seamen—totaling eighty—remain in vessels at...
After referring to my last dispatch No: 69 have now to crave your refference to the inclosed Copy of mine to Capn. Barron of yesterdays date ⅌ Boats hird on purpose to go in quest of him to East and West. I this day learnd he was off Malaga two days ago; the two Vessels with the Tripolin Crews are now under way for Tetuan Convoyd by an English Kings Lugger of 16 Guns and not the admirals ship...
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 Ragusan 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...
Without any of your favours I referr to my last dispatch No. 68 ⅌ Duplicate by this Conveyance. Since then the Tripoly Admiral having been refused Provisions by this Governor unbent the Sails of both Cruisers and threatend the Ragusean. Commanders of Vessels in Port with imediate Warr if they did not supply him with shipping to take his Crews to Tripoly being blocaded here by the Americans. As...
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 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...
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...
Deprived of any of your honord favours since my last Dispatch No. 66 which is still detaind for want of Conveyance, and goes with this. I have not heard from Commodor Dale since his Departure on the 13. Inst: I received a few lines from Consul Eaton of Tunis in ansr. to mine of 17h. May last Inclosing one for Capn. Laughton of the ship Grand Turk accompanying the Bey of Tunis Passport for his...
My last dispatch was No: 65 ⅌ the Schooner Charlott of New York with Copy of one of 9th: April from Consul OBrion. On the 26t: Ulto: arrived the State Schooner Enterprize Capn: Steritt, who had Ceperated from the Squadron intended for those Seas, and on the 29th: Ditto anchord in this Bay a Tripoly Ship of 28 Guns (american Built) with 246 Men, Commanded by their high[e]s[t] Admiral, an Engh:...
9 June 1801, Gibraltar. No. 65. Transmits copy of his dispatch no. 64. British frigate Sea Horse arrived 8 June from Minorca with convoy; commander took under his protection schooner Triton of Boston with wine for St. Thomas and schooner Charlott of New York with brandy. Commander of latter confirms many Tripolitan cruisers at sea and on coast of Catalonia. In postscript, mentions 9 Apr....
I had the honor of adressing you by the Schooner Powder Point bound to Marblehead ⅌ Copy inclosed No. 64 to which & the triplicates thereto anexd beg leave to referr. Yesterday arrived from Minorca the British frigate Sea horse with a Convoy. The Commander took under his Protection the Schooner Triton of Boston, David Higgings Commr. with wine for St. Thomas, likewise the Schooner Charlott of...
6 June 1801, Gibraltar. No. 64. Transmits duplicates of previous dispatch, no. 63, and of O’Brien’s 5 Apr. letter to him and his to O’Brien of 10 May. Has received no answer yet. Brig Hope from Baltimore bound for Trieste with coffee, sugar, and pepper is detained at Gibraltar, as is brig Hunter of Baltimore from Alicante with cargo of barrilla for Dublin. Commander of latter informs him of...
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...
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...
15 April 1801, Gibraltar. No. 62. Transmits copy of his dispatch no. 61 and encloses copies of 2 Jan. letter from Cathcart to O’Brien and O’Brien’s 21 Jan. and 8 Feb. letters to Gavino. Reports arrival of convoy from Great Britain. RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Gibraltar, vol. 2). RC 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 15 June. Enclosures are: Cathcart to O’Brien and Eaton, 2 Jan....
I herewith anex you Copy of my last Dispatch No. 61 and now inclose you Copy of Consul Cathcarts of Tripoli’s Letter to Consul OBrion of Algier 2d. January, likewise of the letters to me under 21st. do. & 8. Feby. for yr. Goverment. A Convoy is arrived with Provisions & Stores from England for this Place, Mahon and Malta. I have the honor to be—Sir Your most obedt. & most hl. Servt. The...
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 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...