James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas W. Fox, 10 May 1802

From Thomas W. Fox, 10 May 1802

Falmouth 10 May 1802

Esteemed Friend

Since my last respects, nothing very particular have occurred in this district. Many Cargoes of American Flour have arrived here from the U.S., which have principally been forwarded to Spain, as there has been a demand at Barcelona and other parts of that Country. A few Cargoes have been forwarded to Havre, where Flour was advanced to 54 Livres per Bbl and expected to be higher. In England Flour is at 48/ à 52/ per Sack of 2 1/2 wt. and the markets abundantly Supplied. It is said that English Ships with Flour, are not permitted to land their Cargoes in France. Freights and Seamen’s Wages are falling fast, and Trade is dull in England. The Wheat in the ground in this Neighbourhood looks very indifferent for want of rain. I am very respectfully Thy assured Friend

for Rob: W. Fox

Thos. W. Fox

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