§ From Carlos Martínez de Yrujo
24 March 1805, Philadelphia. Having given permission to Juan Bautista Bernabeu, Spanish consul in Baltimore, to travel to Spain, Yrujo has named Fausto de Foronda, vice-consul at Philadelphia, to deal with matters that might occur in Baltimore during Bernabeu’s absence.1 Yrujo tells JM this for his information so that he might grant the appropriate exequatur should he judge it necessary.2
RC (DNA: RG 59, NFL, Spain, vol. 2); Tr (DNA: RG 360, Papers of the Continental Congress, items 129, 236). RC 1 p.; in Spanish; in a clerk’s hand except for Yrujo’s complimentary close and signature.
1. Fausto de Foronda was the son of Spanish consul general Valentín de Foronda (Alberto Gil Novales, ed., Diccionario biografico del trienio liberal [Madrid, 1991], 249; PJM-SS, description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (9 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends 8:74 n. 4).
2. On 9 Apr. 1805 Yrujo was sent a letter (not found), “enclosing an Exequatur for Don Foronda” (DNA: RG 59, Notes to Foreign Ministers and Consuls, vol. 1, Index).