American Consulate, Liverpool 1st. Nov: 1808.
I had the honor to write to you on the 17th. September.
A while past it was generally expected Cotton would have been much higher by this time and I cannot well account for its being as ⟨i⟩t is: however the stocks in this Country now are so much reduced that the Consumers soon must either purchase or greatly curtail this branch ⟨o⟩f Manufacture. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Your most Obedt. Servt.
|⟨ ⟩||45/⟨f⟩ a||47/||}||Hhds|
|⟨ ⟩ther 1st. Pot||79/ a||82/|
|⟨ ⟩ 1st. Point||74/||76/|
|⟨ ⟩ of Tobacco||11 a||16||}||P Ct|
|⟨ ⟩ Do.||14 a||18|
|⟨U⟩pland Cotton||2/4 a||2/ 10|
|⟨Sea⟩ Island||3/ a||4/ 6|
|⟨ ⟩ary||2/ 4 a||2/ 10|
|⟨W⟩heat||14/ a||15/||P 70 lbs.|
DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Liverpool.