George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James Simpson, 22 May 1793

From James Simpson

Gibraltar 22d May 1793


I had the honor of addressing Your Excellency 30th last Month accompanying a dispatch from Mr Francis Chiappe—I have now that of inclosing with this another from his Brother Mr Joseph Chiappe of Mogodor.1 I have the honor to be Sir Your Most Obedient & Most Humble Servt

James Simpson

ALS, DNA: RG 59, Despatches from Consular Officers: Gibraltar.

1The enclosed letter, in French, from Giuseppe Chiappe was written on 20 April from the port of Mogador (now Essaouira) in Morocco. Although he had sent previous reports on Morocco to Thomas Barclay, the U.S. agent at Gibraltar, Chiappe felt it was appropriate to send this one to GW now that Barclay was dead. After a review of current political affairs in Morocco and his own efforts to generate a favorable attitude toward the United States within the kingdom, Chiappe asked that GW intercede with Congress to encourage payment for the services that he and his brothers, Francisco and Girolamo, had rendered to the United States, (DNA: RG 59, Despatches for Consular Affairs: Tangier). For the activities of the Chiappe brothers, see Giuseppe Chiappe to GW, 18 July 1789, source note.

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