James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Simpson, 16 July 1802 (Abstract)

§ From James Simpson

16 July 1802, Gibraltar. No. 45. Transmits a duplicate of his no. 44 and encloses a copy of his letter to the governor of Tangier and an extract of a letter from the Danish consul at Tangier “containing substance of what the Governour encharged him to communicate by way of reply to my Letter to him.” Thought it best to wait for the Adams and instructions from JM “before I closed with the Governours proposal of returning to Tangier or entirely reject it.” Has received a report from Rabat indicating that the fitting out of the two frigates there goes slowly, “but at Tetuan I find they make all dispatch with the two Galleys.” Has communicated this information to Commodore Morris.

Index Entries