§ From John Morton
9 January 1802, Havana. Has little to add to his last letters but that a considerable number of American vessels have arrived, none of which has been permitted to enter or unload cargo. Encloses a published order regarding residence of foreigners, which he believes from communications with the governor will not be enforced. Like the order closing ports to American ships, it is intended for the court at Madrid. Believes officials will be more indulgent after the departure of Spanish warship for Spain in a few days.