James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Josef Yznardy, 10 August 1802

From Josef Yznardy, 10 August 1802

Cadiz 10th. August 1802.


I have the honor & pleasure to acquaint you of my safe arrival ⟨at⟩ this Place; and thinking to proceed to Madrid when I shall restablish ⟨my⟩self of my health; I cannot untill my return give you information ⟨of⟩ some small neglects in this Office respecting Lists of arrivals of Vessels ⟨and⟩ other formalities, in consequence of my absence; not doubting and on ⟨w⟩hich you may rely that for said period every thing will be and will ⟨app⟩ear conformable to instructions; mean while I transmit herewith Copies of what has passed since my arrival regarding the embarasmts. of our Vessels, in consequence of the troubles with the Moors; of wch. ⟨I a⟩lso have given duly advices to Mr. Pinckney at Madrid, which ⟨hop⟩e will meet your approbation.

The Court of Madrid leaves its Seats the 12 inst. for Barcelona to Marry the Prince of Asturías with the Princess of Naples, & th⟨e⟩ Infanta of Castilla to the Infante of Naples; during said absen⟨ce⟩ which will be I suppose about 6 months; little or nothing will ⟨be⟩ done at Court in foreign Affairs.

The Count of ⟨Harrow⟩ has obtained a priviledge of exporting from the United States, One hundred & Twenty thou⟨sand⟩ Barrels of Flour in Spanish Bottoms.

It is for certain the ceading over to the French the Louisian⟨na⟩ and New Orleans; a large Convoy with French Troops on board has left this last week for some secret Expedition in the West Inds., but I think they are gone for the Louisianna, (this is a suppo⟨sition⟩ of mine) as I do not see any other object in view.

Trade here is very dull at present, our paper Money at present 17. Per Cent. I have the honor to be with due respect, Sir, Your most obt. hble ⟨Servt.⟩

Josef Yznar⟨dy⟩

⟨P.⟩S. I beg that you will make my best respects acceptable to your good & worthy Lady.

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