From William Willis, 25 August 1803
Barcelona August 25st. 1803
Mr. John Leonard has arrived here. As it seem’d to be the wish of the Government that I should give up the Consulate to him I have done it and shall attend the Orders of the president.
I have secret information that Mr. Leonard has power to arrest me and send me to America. This I submit to. It has been my fate to love and Serve my Country with Zeal, and to lay under the imputation of a most attrocious Violation of duty. I am however ready to meet the result and am With Respectfull Esteem Yr Hble Ser
If after my tryal on my inn⟨o⟩cence being establish’d the preside⟨nt⟩ should think me from my Services an object of Confidence I should be happy in being reinstated in th⟨e⟩ Consulate of this place. I am as before With Respect