Cadiz 23d. April 1807.
Permit me to represent to Your Excelly. the great anxiety and unneasiness I labor under untill I am honored with a few lines from Your Excelly. accusing receipt of the Letters I troubled your Excy. with duplicate under date of the 16th. May, 16th. July, 12th. August, 6th. 8th. Novembr. and 20th. December 1806. for as long as I am deprived of the same, and of being acquainted if I still continue meriting Your Excellys. esteem and friendship, I am like a person recovering from a long fit of sickness, and who is waiting with impatience the moment the Doctor pronounces his being out of danger; allthough I should feel content and happy, being conscious that I always have (absent or present) fulfilled my duty with honor, to the best of my power, Knowledge, and believe to the satisfaction of every individual, as I have proved not by anonymous documents, but by legal and real ones.
I am fearfull that my Letters and representations directed to Your Excelly. and to the Secretary of State and Navy have miscarried, as otherwise I am most certain I would not experience such Silence to my just claims.
With pleasure I advise Your Excelly. that I have received Letters from Madrid announcing me that El Sor. Blasco ve Orosco Ministro at Etruria, is appointed Minister to them States, in lieu of Mr. Yrujo—.
With Sentiments of high Consideration I have the honor of Subscribing myself, Your Excellency’s Most devoted & most obedt. Servant
P.S. I most sincerely congratulate Your Excelly. on the happy & honorable conclusion of the differences that existed with the Regency of Tunis.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.