James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Elias Vanderhorst, 27 August 1801

From Elias Vanderhorst, 27 August 1801

Bristol Augt. 27th. 1801.


The preceding is a Copy of my last ⟨re⟩spects to you of the 6th. Inst. per the Brig Sally, Capt. Thompson Via Philadelphia, since which the weather here has been remarkably fine for the Harvest, which is now in great forwardness ⟨a⟩nd will, from present appearances, be soon closed in the best condition possible, & will no doubt be very abundant in every respect, in consequence of which, all kinds of Grain, flour, Potato⟨es⟩ &c. &c. continue to decline much in price. The reports of the Crops on the Continent of Europe are also equally favorable and have likewise some influence on our Markets.

Enclosed I beg leave to hand you a few of ⟨the⟩ latest News–Papers also a London Price Currt. to which please be referred for what is passing in this quarter within ⟨the⟩ reach of their Editors, and believe me to be with all ⟨pos⟩sible respect, Sir Your most Obet. & most Hle Servt.

Elias Vander Horst


Sepr. 5th.

The above is a Copy of what I had the pleasure of writing ⟨yo⟩u on the 27th. Ulto. The Harvest here is now almost finished and ⟨the⟩ quality of every Species of its produce, is not only excellent, but the quantity very abundant, and the weather for gathering it was never more favorable.

Enclosed is a London Price Currt. & a few of ⟨the⟩ latest News–Papers to which I beg leave to refer you for wh⟨at⟩ is passing here of a Public nature. I have the Honor to ⟨be⟩ with great respect, Sir Your most Obed. & most Hl Serv⟨t.⟩

Elias Vander Horst

The News–Papers &c. are in a Parcel together & go by this conveyance also.

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