Lisbon 24 March ⟨1807⟩
Inclosed I have the honor to hand a letter receiv⟨ed⟩ by yesterdays post from M⟨r⟩ Erving. As I presume it i⟨n⟩closes the two Spanish decr⟨ees⟩ for blockading the Islands ⟨of⟩ Gt. Britain &c & for marchi⟨ng⟩ a body of Spanish troops ⟨to⟩ France from my h⟨a⟩ving received them from ⟨him⟩ under the same cover, I sha⟨ll⟩ not trouble you with a copy of those. My last wa⟨s⟩ dated the 15th: Instant & w⟨ent⟩ by th⟨e⟩ Schooner Louisiana, Captn. Copeland for Boston. It covered a dispatch from Mr Erving. There is nothing new here of the least interest. With perfect Respect I have the honor to be Sir yr Mo. Ob. St
DNA: RG 59--CD--Consular Despatches, Lisbon.