James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Kirkpatrick, 10 May 1802

From William Kirkpatrick, 10 May 1802

Malaga 10 May 1802.


On the 22 Ulto. I had last the Honor of addressing you as per enclosed Copy. The day following the Frigate Philadelphia arrived here from Leghorn and last Alicante, The Essex on the 25 Ulto. and the Constellation Capt Murray came in on the 30 do. from Philadelphia not having been able to get into Gibraltar; After procuring Water, and some other necessaries they all proceeded on the 3 Instant for Gibraltar, where I have already advice of their arrival.

As this Government since the Reestablishment of Peace has adopted some measures to foment its Navigation, it may be proper to make you Acquainted therewith. You will observe by the Inclosed Royal Order the Premiums that are to be granted on sundry Articles when exported from the Ports in Spain to foreign Parts, by Spanish Vessels Which become an object of some Consequence, & be the means of their being prefered in point of freights. Besides another Royal order has been issued, not to exact any duty on Pitch, Tar, & Stone Pitch, imported into this Country, by Spanish Vessels Whilst the former duty continues to be recovered on these Articles when landed from foreign Ones.

I also take the Liberty to transmit a note on further discriminations made by this Government in favor of its own Navigation of which I have forwarded a Copy to the Honble. Charles Pinckney Esqr. our Minister in Madri⟨d.⟩ I am with much Respect, and Esteem, Sir Your most obedt he. St.

Willm. Kirkpatrick

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