Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Maury, 30 April 1792

From James Maury

Liverpool, 30 Apr. 1792. He wrote to TJ on 9 Apr.—Eleven days later the National Assembly approved Louis XVI’s proposal to declare war on the King of Hungary and that evening the Assembly’s decree received royal approbation. Stocks here fell by 6 to 7 per Cent from apprehension of British involvement in the war. American mariners coming to British ports should have “regular Testimonials of their Citizenship, in order that they may be the more effectually protected from Impressment.”—Wheat prices continue to decline, as last week’s official price in England and Wales was “4s./10½d. the Winchester Bushell.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD); 2 p.; endorsed by TJ as received 8 Aug. 1792 and so recorded in SJL. Dupl, not found, is recorded in SJL as received 29 July 1792.

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