James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Kirkpatrick, 10 September 1802

From William Kirkpatrick, 10 September 1802

Malaga 10 Sept 1802


Since I had the Honor of addressing you last on the 10 August as per enclosed Copy, you will have been advised thro; Gibraltar, that Matters had been arranged between James Simpson Esqr. and the Emperor of Morocco, for a Continuance of Peace; I hope it may prove of long duration, tho’, the Conduct of the Emperor does not seem to be so friendly, as might have been expected after such a solemn Engagement; A Moorish Vessel called in here, the 28 of last month, loaded with Wheat, at some of the Ports of his Dominions, bound it was reported, for Tripoly, and I find by Letters from John Gavino Esqr. of Gibraltar, dated 2 Inst, that 36 Moors had arrived, to take Possession of the Tripoline Cruizer, so long blockaded in that Port, and to carry her over to Tetuan.

I inclose you Copy of a Letter I have Just Received from Richard OBrien Esqr. our Consul at Algiers, by which you will observe, that the French have forced the Dey of Algiers, to Come into their Terms in every Respect. Commodore Morris sailed from hence on the 26 Ult. with the Schooner Enterprize and Twenty Eight Sail of American, and Swedish Vessels, under his Protection for Leghorn. On the same Evening, the Frigate Boston, came in, and proceeded On the 3 Inst after taking a Supply of Spirits Water &ca. for Gibraltar, to procure Provisions for the Passage Home. I am with great Respect Sir Your most obed. and very humble Servt.

Willm. Kirkpatrick

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