To Samuel Smith
Washington [July 25]. 1801.
Yours of the 23d. came to hand last night. I am unacquainted with the particular conduct of young Yznardi, but if it has been strongly improper I wish his retirement: because having rejected a midnight nomination there, the person substituted should be above exception. I see but one remedy, which is to make mr Yznardi, the father, Consul. [I am] persuaded he can render us better services than any other, & in fact [it is] himself & not his son who has ever been considered as the real Consul. I leave this place on Thursday next, 30th. inst. accept my affectionate esteem & respect.
P.S. I return mr Yznarde’s lre.
PrC (DLC); faint; at foot of text, overwritten by TJ in ink: “Genl. S. Smith”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.