From John Montgomery, 4 August 1801
Alicante 4th. August 1801
I have the honour to present your Excellency with copy of my respects under the 22d. Expired with a letter from Consul OBrien for information at that period, and this post has presented me with yours under the 21 May advising the destination of three State Frigates & a Sloop of War, whose arrival in the Mediterranean I have the pleasure to announce, but have not learned of any particular Occurrencies in their voyages hither.
I shall punctually comply with the instructions contained in your letter, and should the Squadron touch in here, I shall be happy in giving them every useful information and Support. I have the honour to be with due respect—Sir—your Obt. Huml. Servt.
Pr. Pron. Robt Montgomery