Cadiz 3d: February 1808.
I have the honor to enclose you Copies of my Official letter, ⟨to⟩ this Capn. General of the Navy & of his answer thereto, in consequence of ⟨th⟩e American Brig Mary Capt. Thomas Hunt being visited by a British ⟨Pr⟩ivateer on her voyage from Philadelphia to this Port; which agreable ⟨to⟩ His Catholic Majesty’s Decree of the 8th. ultimo (the Gazette containing ⟨the⟩ same I remitted P the Brig Peggy Capt. Tobey bound to Norfolk) she is good prize. I have also officiated with the Capt. General at Sn. Roque respecting the American Vessels brought in there by Privateers ⟨on⟩ the ground of being Visited & examin’d by British Vessels; and I hope ⟨to o⟩btain the same success as I have here.
Depend Sir, that no Steps or pains will be wanting on ⟨my⟩ part to defend to the utmost of my power the flag I have the honor ⟨to r⟩epresent, having given immediate notice to Mr. G. W. Erving at Madrid. With due consideration & Respect, I am Sir, Your most obedt. Servant,
DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Cadiz.