From Diego de Gardoqui
Madrid 1st. February 1791
Although I have not the honour of being personally acquainted with you, yet I flatter myself you will pardon the liberty I take in Introducing to you the Bearer Mr. Joseph Jaudenes, who returns to that Country and takes his Nephew Mr. Joseph Santayana with him, both having Commissions from His Majesty, and as their residence will be in that City, your politeness and attention to them will greatly oblige me, and in return I hope you will command me here, where I shall be particularly happy to serve you. Mean time I have the honour to be with the greatest respect Sir, Your Excellency’s most obt. & very humble Servt.,
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received at New York 16 June 1791 and so recorded in SJL.