James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Anthony Terry, 16 December 1802 (Abstract)

§ From Anthony Terry

16 December 1802, Cádiz. Notes that Yznardy, who is now at Madrid, wrote to JM on “the 12th ultimo.”1 “By his orders I have to inform you that in consequence of the repeated information given by the spanish Consul General at Philadelphia to the spanish Court; orders are come down to all the Ports … ‘That any Vessels coming from the Port of Philada. are not to be admitted to Prat-tic, but order’d out immediately from the Spanish Ports [and] That Vessels coming from any other Port in the United States are to be Subject to a full Quarantn. of Forty Days.’” Reports that he applied immediately to the governor of the city; encloses copies of the correspondence on this subject.2 Two American ships which arrived from New Castle were ordered out after taking on provisions. Adds in a postscript that he encloses the register [not found] of the Mohawk, which was sold at Cádiz.

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