Cadiz 20th. February 1808.
On the other side please find Duplicate of what I had the honor ⟨to ad⟩dress you on the 13th. instant pr the Ship Manchester Capt. Reynolds, bound to Philadelphia; ⟨since⟩ when I have received from the Capn. General of this Department an official Letter, of which ⟨and of⟩ my answer thereto, I have the pleasure to enclose you Copies; not doubting in the least ⟨that⟩ the contents of my answer will merit your approbation.
It is positively reported that on the 29th. ultimo, a french Division from Rochefort ⟨a⟩ Ship and two frigates entered the Straights, that on the 10th. instant the Carthagena fleet ⟨ ⟩ Ships and a Frigate had Sailed; and on the 9. an English division Seven Ships and ⟨ ⟩ ⟨Fr⟩igates went in Search of them.
The Tribunal of Algeziras has taken no determination with respect to ⟨the⟩ Vessels detained there. With Sentiments of high Consideration, I am with profound Respect Sir, Your most obedt. Servant
Please find enclosed Mr. Moreno’s Answer.
DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Cadiz.