From James Madison
Mar. 28. 1809
We have letters from Erving to Jany 28. He was at Cadiz, intending it appears to adhere to the Junta Suprema, till the drama should close, and then leave Spain, by way of Gibralter, Tangier, or England, if no other course offered itself. I fear he has run from one Extreme to another, under the1 influence of the Existing Atmosphere. His news is pretty much like that in the paper inclosed. Yrujo was at Cadiz, going on with his Mills, which involving a Monopoly, were odious & not likely to survive popular fury in the only turn of things that cd preserve his patent. He says he has sacrificed his fortune in promoting the patriotic cause. Adieu. Yrs
RC (DLC: Madison Papers); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 30 Mar. 1809 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.
1. Manuscript: “the the.”