James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Anthony Terry (Abstract), 10 April 1805

§ From Anthony Terry

10 April 1805, Cádiz. “Referring to what I had the pleasure of addressing you per duplicate on the 3d. instant; the object of the present is to advise you, that yesterday appear’d off this Port the Toulon Fleet composed of Eleven Ships, Six Frigates & two Brigs with Six thousand Troops on board, and this morning th<e> Spanish Fleet sailed from this Bay compos<e>d of Six Ships & a Frigate with two thousa<nd> five hundred men, in company of a French 74. a Frigate & a Corvette, their destination unknown.

“The English that was cruising off this Port composed of Five Ships a Frigate and a Brig were at Anchor rece<i>ving Provissions, but were lucky enough to receive intelligence about two hours before the French appeared & in conseqce. made Sail immediately.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Cádiz, vol. 1). 2 pp.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Terry; docketed by Wagner as received 17 June.

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