James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Auldjo, 27 July 1805 (Abstract)

From Thomas Auldjo, 27 July 1805 (Abstract)

§ From Thomas Auldjo. 27 July 1805, Cowes. “I had the honor to write you 16th inst & having had a little more time to consider of the form of a Certife for quarantine, I have drawn out the inclosed as being more Simple1 & I think it will be usefull if sent to the Collrs of every port in the U.S.

“Several serious Admiralty Condemnations have taken place this Week in the Commons which establish that the Navigation of American Ships from Holland to the Dutch Colonies shall not be permitted longer2 & also that the produce of the French & Spanish Colonies shall not come to Europe in the ship that first took it on board & that notwithstanding the produce shall have been landed in America, if reshipt into the same ship, it shall be considered a continuation of the Same voyage & be condemned.

“Our prices of Wheat are 10/a 11/per bushel.”

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, CD, Southampton, vol. 1). RC 1 p.; docketed by Wagner. For enclosure, see n. 1.

1The enclosure (1 p.) is a printed form on which captains or owners of ships could list the information required under the British quarantine act.

2For one such decision, see George Joy to JM, 26 July 1805, and n. 3.

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