From Robert W. Fox, 8 August 1801
Falmouth 8 August 1801
Since my last respects nothing particular has occurred worth writing thee about. A great number of Ships have touched here for orders and proceeded to different ports in England, Hambro’, Holland & France without any of their crews being mollested.
Grain & Flour have much declined in price; and at present the Weather is exceeding fine so that I expect these articles will continue to fall. Flour is worth 65/ a 72/ Per. Barrel. Government have not as yet paid the difference of price between that at which sundry Cargoes of Flour have been sold & 90/ Barrel, but I expect it will ere long be settled. American Shipping continue to be perferred to all other Neutrals even at advanced freights.
I hoped to send by this opportunity a List of the Vessels arrived in this district for the last 6 Months, but I have not as yet received it from the different ports.
I intend to send thee this opportunity a Bundle of Newspapers. I am with great respect Thy assurred Friend,
Rob. W. Fox
Flour is fallen to 48/ a 56/. Wheat—fallen 20/ a 30/ Quarter.