Liverpool 21 July 1807
Captain Woodhouse takes charge of a small parcel, recieved with a letter which is inclosed.
I well remember what you said some years past of the awful times. The corresponding crisis now seems fast approaching: and, altho’ I would fain hope all Europe is not again to be under one sovereign; yet the present prospect looks something like it.
The crops of wheet in this country are promising:—in addition to which, not only that article;—but flour, in particulur, pours into this port so abundantly that prices are greatly fallen. The former 9/6 or 10/6 70 lb. The other 36/ or 39/, barrel of superfine.
From all quarters I learn the last, news by no means a favorable, year for Cotten in Geogia & Carolina; yet the importations of this crop so far exceed any that have been, that I thinke there now is only wanting a succession of two or three favorable years in the U.S.A. to produce more than Europe will want.
I beg leave to present you my best wishes with the assurance of the respect & attachment with which I have the honour to be
your obliged friend & Servant
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.