James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Gavino, 13 August 1803

From John Gavino, 13 August 1803

No: 127.

Gibraltar 13th: August 1803


I have not received the honor of any of your favours since my last dispatches No: 125 & 126, to which & its inclosed from Consul Simpson please be referrd; herewith duplicate of the one from said Gentn:

The Emperour of Morroccos ship of 30 Guns & 150 Men is at Sea and one of 20 almost ready. On the 9th: Inst: put in here by Contary Winds two of his Row Boats, bound from Tetuan to Tanger to compleate their armament. Each of them carries 2 small Guns and 40 Men. The others are to follow. What he intends by this armament is not known. He is not well pleased with the Dutch; and I would think it would not be amiss that one of our frigates was stationd here on the look out. I have the honor to be with respect, Sir Your most obedt. & most he: Servt.

John Gavino

The two Morrish Row Boats now anchord anew. It is sayd they are Cruising for Imperial & Genoese Vessels.

I now Anex you Copy of a Letter just received from Consul OBrien of Algier dated 2d. Inst: mentioning two Tripolean Row Boats being there intended to Cruise on the Coast of Spain.

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