Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Yznardi, Sr., 7 February 1806

Cadiz 7th. February 1806.

We the Underwritten Resident Consuls & Merchants of this City, being positively informed that a Publication has appeared in One of the Philadelphia News Papers dated Cadiz 15th. August 1805. without any Signature to it, which tends to Asperse the Character of J. Yznardy Esqre. Consul for the United States of America at this Port, by asserting that he constantly resides at 50 Miles from this place, neglects the Business’es of the American Consular Office, and abandons the interest of the American Citizens. Do in honor of truth hereby Declare and Certify that said Accusation is in Toto, unfounded, false, and malicious, and that to our perfect Knowledge the Consular Office of the United States of America has been attended with the utmost care, never having heard of the least irregularity in the management of it. We further declare to be Known to us that whilst J. Yznardy was at Madrid, he obtain’d by a personal application at Court, a reduction of thirty days in the Quarenteen of American Vessels, which had been established at full forty days, also that he succeeded at that time in having Vessels from the Ports of the United States that had no Certificate from the Spanish Consuls at those Ports to be admitted to free Prattic, equaly the same and as soon as those which were furnished with them.

Joseph de Nerini

Consul Général de Allemagne

Charles Razzoni

Consul de la Repe. de Raguse

M.J. Fobé

Rataspt Consul

Le commissaire général des relation de commerciales de France certifie que ses rapports avec le commissarial des Etats unis n’ont jamais souffert


I do hereby certify that all my transactions with the American Consular Office I have ever mett the strictest attentn. dispatch & regularity

Andrew Archdekin

Agent for Bsh. Prisons. of War

as Roman & Forean Consul

Dom. Thom Terry

Jack. Scheniuary

Consul Gl de Suede.

Wm Bokelmann

His Danish Majestys Consul

J. Lameyer

Consul to His Majesty the King of Prussia

Fred: Alberts

Consul de L.M. L’Empereur de toutes les Russis

plus 28 additional signatures without titles

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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