11th: Novr. 1807
This day has arrived Admiral Sinamens Squadron in 42 days from Corfu consisting of 9 sail of the line & two frigates. They were bound to Russia but they put in here in consequence of ⟨ ⟩ Winds & tempestuous weather. Two of the Men of War are in distress. The ⟨r⟩eport of the Spaniard having declared ⟨w⟩ar seems to be losing ground & that ⟨of⟩ the confinement of the Prince more ⟨ge⟩nerally beleived. Two or three have de⟨cl⟩ared to me that they had seen the ⟨proclam⟩ation
DNA: RG 59--CD--Consular Despatches, Lisbon.