James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Auldjo, 1 November 1805 (Abstract)

From Thomas Auldjo, 1 November 1805 (Abstract)

§ From Thomas Auldjo. 1 November 1805, Cowes. “I had the honour to write you 11th. ultimo by a Ship direct to Baltimore & of which inclosed is Copy.

“I have now to give you as below an account of four more Valuable American Ships sent into the port of Portsmouth by British Cruizers1 & that they will all be prosecuted in the Admiralty Court, as soon as the terms begin which will be in a few days. The Blockades of the Elbe & Weser are raised & of which I presume you will have received from the Minister official accounts. Our Crops of grain are considered abundant & prices of Wheat are now 9/per bushel with a probability of reduction to 7/6 soon.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Southampton, vol. 1). 2 pp.

1Below his signature Auldjo wrote “please turn over.” On the verso of the letter, is the following list:

Ship Cicero—Jona: Parker Masr from New York with
West India. produce for Amsterdam

Ship Misisippi—Hubbard Skidmore—from New York with
Wt India produce for Nantes

Ship Young Elias—Linzey Riddell Masr from
Philada for Amsterdam—Wt India Produce

Brig Vigilant—Geo Dodd—Boston to Bourdeaux
W India produce.”

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