James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Anthony Terry, 12 November 1805 (Abstract)

From Anthony Terry, 12 November 1805 (Abstract)

§ From Anthony Terry. 12 November 1805, Cádiz. “The order respecting the devolution of the Cargo on board of American Vessels detained by Spanish Privateers & condemn’d, Copy of which had the pleasure to forward you on the 14th. Sepr. last [not found]—Am sorry to inform you that the Government has not as yet made any notification to the Tribunals where it corresponds; as applications have been made here by Sundry Merchants empower’d by the owners of the Cargo, and have obtained no redress, as the Judges say they know nothing of said order; for fear of miscarriage I inclose a third Copy [not found].

“By the Paragraph on the other side of a Letter received from Mr. Gavino of Gibraltar,1 you will be informed how the English act with Americans that have W. I. produce on board.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Cádiz, vol. 1). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Terry.

1The paragraph on the verso, dated at Gibraltar, 29 Oct. 1805, reads: “An American Cargo of Havana Sugar has been tryed in this Vice Admiralty Court and released, yet One before it was Condemned, which is verry odd, and Government can only get this matter put in a proper train.”

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