From James Maury
Liverpool Jany [February]1 24. 1789
Since my letter of the 20th August2 I have the Honor of your much esteemed favor of 3 July with the Fœderalist, for which I am particularly obliged to you, as also for your very interesting Information of the State of our politicks.
I now have the pleasure to hand you Sales of your eight Hhds Tobaccoe by the Venus with Account Current, the Balance of which you may draw for when you please—if you wish it in the way of a Bill of Exchange it may be some Advantage to you to make payable in London; which you are at full Liberty to do. Your Tobaccoe was all heavy & well adapted for Africa & Flanders which are generally favorable Circumstances to the Owner. This is by the Venus in my Employ and should it again suit your Convenience to try this Market, I shall be much obliged by your kind Assistance to this Vessell. I am with great Esteem & respect Dr Sir your most obt Sert
Liverpool 19th: Feby: 1789
Account Sales of Eight Hogsheads of Tobacco received by Venus from Virginia on accot. of Hon. James Madison Junr. Esq
|Freight @ 40/. Mark 1/||£16. 1.—|
|Landing & port charges Including
Insurance from fire @ 7/6
|Commission @ 21/|
Liverpool 19th. Feby 1789.
|Dr.||The Honble. Jas. Madison Junr. Esqr. in acct. Currt. with Jas. Maury||Cr.|
|Aug:||20||To||prem: of Insurance
on eight hogsheads
|£ 2. 6.—||Feb: 19||By nt. proceeds
|Sep:||6||"||Fonte. Maury pd.
duty on ditto
|"||29||"||your draft on me
due this day
|By Balance due you||42.13.3½|
RC and enclosures (DLC).
1. Maury evidently wrote on 24 Feb., for the enclosures to this letter are dated 19 Feb. He sent the letter by the Venus, which arrived at Tappahannock at the beginning of May (Fredericksburg Va. Herald, 7 May 1789). The ship probably left Liverpool at the end of February.
2. Letter not found.