James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Kirkpatrick, 10 May 1802 (Abstract)

§ From William Kirkpatrick

10 May 1802, Málaga. Reports arrival of Philadelphia, Essex, and Constellation since his dispatch of 22 Apr.; “they all proceeded on the 3 Instant for Gibraltar, where I have already advice of their arrival.” Encloses a royal order [not found] granting premiums on certain items exported from Spain to foreign ports in Spanish vessels. Another royal order has been issued which removes the duty on pitch and tar imported into Spain in Spanish vessels. Encloses a note, a copy of which he has forwarded to Charles Pinckney, describing “further discriminations made by this Government in favor of its own Navigation.”1

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