Philadelphia Decr. the 27th. 1807.
Several circumstances have forced me about one year ago to trouble your goodness for the purpost of sending to Spain a packet on my own personal and private concerns. And Tho’ I did not thank you in written, nor in another maner I hope that your prudence may not find in my Silence but the feellings of a most sincere gratitude.
The present state of affairs gives me a new occassion to request, from you the same favor with the inclosed packet directed to Don Joseph Magdalena Valearce in Corunna—I think proper to assure you, Sir, that in its contents there is nothing of a political nature, but only my own private concerns, which consideration promptes me, for entreating you the Said request, in the hope that your goodness will exxcus me this trouble as a necessary effect of the circumstances. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Sir, Your Excellency Most obedt. Servt.
Josef Bruno Magdalena
ViW: Jefferson Papers, Tucker-Coleman Collection.