James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Gavino, 11 January 1802 (Abstract)

§ From John Gavino

11 January 1802, Gibraltar. Refers JM to his last dispatch enclosing a copy of a letter from O’Brien. Reports that on 7 Jan. a British frigate arrived with British consul Hargreaves1 and the Algerine ambassador who had been in Great Britain. Hargreaves was carrying a box of jewels for bey of Tunis entrusted to him by Rufus King. Has informed O’Brien to look out for their safety. Encloses copy of 7 Dec. letter from Commodore Dale. Has received message from Simpson at Tangier that Tripolitan ambassador has gone to see the emperor. Notes in postscript that the Swedish admiral has left Málaga to join Dale.

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