James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Josef Yznardy, 12 November 1807

Cadiz 12th. November 1807.

Respected Sir,

Since I had the honor of addressing you on the 15th. ultimo, French troops to ⟨the⟩ amount of 30 thousand have entered Spain, and the Garrison of this City have marched ⟨to⟩ their destinations.

The Governor of this City Marques del Socorro has been appointed ⟨to c⟩ommand the Army of Estremadura, ⟨   ⟩ he has ordered under General Moreau. The Portugues ⟨gov⟩ernment has issued a Proclamation on the 22d. Octr. ordering their Ports to be shut ⟨aga⟩inst the British Vessels.

Enclosed please find Copy of a Royal Decree ordered to ⟨be⟩ published in this Kingdom. All the Troops marching for the frontiers of Portugal are ⟨   ⟩ed towards Madrid; the Portugue’ Consul residing here was yesterday notified to ⟨leav⟩e the City in 48 hours and the Kingdom in ten days.

The Letters received this Post from Madrid announces the liberty of the Prince of ⟨As⟩turias, and that a reconciliation took place with his Father. They also mention ⟨tha⟩t the King has issued orders to his Councils not to admit any Signature but his ⟨own.⟩

Although I have received no Official information from you Sir, of the ⟨sep⟩aration from this Consulate, of the Province of San Lucar, nor of the appointmt. ⟨to⟩ the same of Mr. Richard S. Hackley; nevertheless as soon as I heard of his arrival ⟨at⟩ Algeziras I assisted him in every thing, presented him to the Chiefs before his ⟨admis⟩sion by this Government, and actualy is enjoying the rights &ca. of said Office. ⟨   ⟩ with him the best understanding and harmony for the full and punctual ⟨com⟩pliance of the Service.

We are daily Blockaded by twelfe Ships and a number of small ⟨Vess⟩els. Of course hardly a Vessell drops in.

With the greatest anxiety I am waiting for the joyfull news of the happy Conclusion of o⟨ur⟩ Negociations with England. I have the honor to be Respected Sir, Your most devoted & obedt. Servant

Josef Yznardy

Government Notes....51 1/ 2. à 54..

P. S. General Orders have been issued in this Kingdom for the Te Deum to be sung in all the Churches for the happy escape of the King

DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Cadiz.

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