Gibraltar 16th. Novr. 180⟨8⟩
I beg leave to refer to what I had the honor of wri⟨ting⟩ you yesterday P annexed Copy and have not been favo⟨red⟩ with any of yours. I find the Bearer of Consul Lear⟨’s⟩ original Letter to me of 5th. Aug. last accompanying ⟨one⟩ for me from your Dept. and for other Consuls is at M⟨alaga⟩ & I now write Consul Kirkpatrick to retire said Pa⟨pers⟩ & forward the inclosed. I have this day passed a B⟨ill⟩ on you @ 20 % order Eliphalet Davis P $500 bein⟨g⟩ in part reimburse for those of Col. Lear endorsed ⟨to⟩ you which please honor & place to my Account I have the honor to be &c &c
DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Gibraltar.