Cadiz 20th. December 1806.
Referring to what I had the pleasure of addressing Your Excy. duplicate under date of the 8th. ultimo—the object of the present will be to inform Your Excy. of a Suspension of Arms between the French and Prussians, notwithstanding the Victorys gained by the first, without being able to penetrate what will be the results.
I have been so very ill last week, that the Doctors order’d I should receive the Rights of the Church, which took place on the 13th. but thanks to the Almighty I have escaped and am establishing very fast.
That Your Excelly. may be compleatly informed of the satisfaction and dispatch I give in my particular & official Capacity, I take the liberty to enclose Your Excy. a proof of that given by my Agent, therefore I hope that Your Excy. will be perfectly convinced that nothing on our part is wanted to comply in every respect with our duty, and that Your Excelly. will not be laid in to error by false and malicious representations. With Sentiments of gratitude & esteem I am Respected Sir
Your Excellency Most obedt. and most devoted humble Servant
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.