From Thomas Barclay
Madrid 13 March 1786
I have little of Consequence to Communicate in this letter, tho I shall give you the Trouble of a more particular one before I leave this place, and thus make my appology for the shortness of this. At present I shall only say that by appointment I am to see the Count of Florida Blanca this day week, and that I have every reason to Expect all the protection and Influence from hence that can be wish’d. I Do not Incline to let this post depart without the Assurance of My Being with great Respect and Esteem Dear Sir Your obedient and Most Humbl. Serv.,
Please to forward the Inclosure to Mrs. Barclay
RC (DNA: PCC, No. 87, I); endorsed by TJ: “Barclay Thos.” Tr (DNA: PCC, No. 91, I); without postscript. Tr (DNA: PCC, No. 107). Noted in SJL 25 Apr. 1785 as received “while in London.” Copies of the present letter and of those of Barclay to TJ of 20 and 23 Mch. 1786 are in MHi: AMT in a volume labeled “Treaties.” The enclosed letter for Mrs. Barclay has not been found.