Gibraltar 16th: April 1806
Still deprived the honor of any of your Commands since my last Dispatch No. 24 under date of 7th: Instant covering one from Consul Simpson of Tanger-- to which please be refirrd. I now have the honor of transmitting you another inclosed from said Consul Simpson.
The Brig Hope of Newburry Port, Stephen Webber Commander from Almeria to Loghorn with a Cargo of Lead in Piggs was sent here some time ago for adjudication, by a British ship of Warr, the Capn: Declared that he believed the Lead belonged to a House at Madrid, he was Charterd at Malaga; shipd & Cargo had been Libeld, the Tryal came on in the Vice ady: Court of this Port when the Judge Condemnd the Cargo, but liberated the ship, & full freight -- Primage, ⟨Hatt⟩ Money, Charges of Detention to be paid Capn. Webber which he has recieved.
The Essex still at Algeresiras on account the Westerly Winds, the Vixen is now also there having returned from the Westward. I have the honor to be with respect Sir Your most Obedt: & most hume: Servt.
April 20th: Rear adl: Lord Northcot is now here from the fleet off Cadiz with three other ships of the Line going aloft to join R⟨ear⟩ adl: Sir Sidny Smith.
21st Lord Northcot does not now go Aloft, but returns to England, & only two ships Line proceed to join Adl: Sir Sidny Smith.
DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Gibraltar.