James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Josef Yznardy, 28 March 1804 (Abstract)

§ From Josef Yznardy

28 March 1804, Cádiz. Wrote on 26 Mar. Now encloses a copy of a letter from Pinckney1 announcing that the quarantine on U.S. ships has been reduced to fifteen days for ships from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York and to ten days for ships from other U.S. ports. Also encloses a copy of a letter “just receiv’d” from Levett Harris2 regarding the officers of the Philadelphia; the letter that was enclosed for Preble has been forwarded to Gavino for delivery. Adds in a postscript that he has received from Gavino “the Gibraltar Chronicle, by which I see with the utmost joy & pleasure the brave & intrepid Action of Capt. Decature …; I avail of the first oppertunity to transmit you a Copy of the paragraph.”3

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