Consulate of the United States of America Cadix 18th. January 1808.
Not doubting but Mr. George W. Erving at Madrid, Keeps you duly ⟨ad⟩vised of every occurence there pr the Packets he forwards me for you Sir, and which ⟨I c⟩arefully deliver to Captains bound to them States, I will not trouble you with repetition.
I have been duly honored with the Book of Acts passed at the ⟨sec⟩ond session of the 9th. Congress, which you have been so Kind to forward me.
Please find the General List of Arrivals, detentions, Condemnations &ca., ⟨of⟩ American Vessels in this Bay and Algeziras during the last Six Months of ⟨the⟩ Year Eighteen hundred & Seven.
I have the honor to enclose you Copy of a Circular Letter received this ⟨day⟩ from Mr. Tobias Lear at Algiers, and the Spanish Gazette containing a ⟨de⟩cree which puts a full Stop to navigation in this part of the world. With Sentiments of high Consideration, I am Respected Sir, Your most obedt. Servant
DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Cadiz.