James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Anthony Terry, 5 October 1803 (Abstract)

§ From Anthony Terry

5 October 1803, Cádiz. Transmits a copy of a letter “received this day” from Gavino. Its contents are as follows: “Gibraltar 3d. October 1803: I refer to mine of the 29th ulto. Since when have laid before Commodore Preble & Rodgers the Memorial from the Commanders of Merchant Vessels in your Port respecting Convoy.1 I am told in consequence it is expected in 5 or 6. days a Brig of War, or a Frigate will call off your Port for them. I thank you for yours of the above date with Copy of one from Consul Jarvis a Similar one I had received. I am happy to tell you the acct. communicated by Capt. Appleton2 is without foundation, no American Captures having taking [sic] place.” There is no new political news. Adds in a postscript that government notes are at 44½ percent.

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