James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Vincent Gray, 26 May 1803 (Abstract)

§ From Vincent Gray

26 May 1803, Havana. Omitted to mention in his 25 May letter “that three vessels sailed from hence on sunday and Tuesday for Port Republican having on board One Hundred Island Horses and Three hundred Dogs, for the use of the French Republic.”1 “General Noailles will follow in a few days.” He would have left sooner but was “thrown from a Wild Horse, and broke His Right arm at the Elbow,” and had to remain in Havana for “Surgecal assistance.” “The Horses cost from 70 to 100 Dollars per Head and the Dogs from 20 to 50 Ds.”

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