Consular Office of the United States Cadíz 13th. August 1806.
My most venerated Sir.
I hope that your Excellys. rectitude will be so good as to pardon me the liberty of entertaining your Excellys. occupied attention with the long letters that I directed to your Excelly. under date of the 16th. July; permitting me to say that I consider myself under the obligation to prove that I merit the confidence that your Excelly. placed in me, as such proofs and satisfactions relavates the election, and that I do not merit the dimission.
Since said Letter my Competitor, or I may say oppenly Mr. Meade, the author of all the complaints and publications that by different sources had come to your Excellys. knowledge; has put me under the necessity of the correspondance passed between Comodore Campbell and myself; Copies of which I take the liberty to enclose for the purpose that your Excelly. will have the goodness to read, and pass them to the Secretary of State; assuring your Excelly. that the particulars respecting prohibited goods, there is a part of veracity in my acquainting Comodore Campbell; which I did not like to oppen myself more on the matter; as my views were to put him on the Watch, as the authors were on board his Ship; for fear that it should come to the Knowledge of those that manage the Public Revenue; and be assured Sir that all the aversions and persecutions that I have suffered and am suffering were, are, and will be, for my being incapable to disimulate any thing against the rights of my Duty.
It seems that Comodore Campbell was not pleased with my private advices under the 10th. instant, as he has not replied to my said Letter, getting under way the morning following without my Knowing where to address him; I hope in God that such rumors will never take place, as I wish the conclusion of your Administration in amity and Peace with all the World; believing me Sir that those are my Sincere Sentiments, with which I remain having the honor to be
My most venerated Sir, Your most obedt. & most hble Servant
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.