§ From William Kirkpatrick
22 September 1801, Málaga. Since his 25 Aug. letter to JM, Philadelphia and Essex returned to Málaga and left again on 12 Sept. sailing east. Encloses copy of official notification he received on 5 Sept. of U.S. blockade of Tripoli; immediately informed all local consuls. Reports that quarantine on U.S. vessels has been reduced to ten days. Has news from Gibraltar that Tripolitan admiral “hauled up his Vessels, and embarked himself for Malta” and that the Enterprize captured a Tripolitan cruiser. In a postscript announces that George Washington has just anchored.