Alexandria June 21st. 1815
In answer to your very obliging favor of 19th. inst. I am buying Merino Wool at the following rates
|Full blood||90 cents||}||For unwashed Wool, but good of each kind|
& am not at present purchasing any inferior to 3/4 blood. These are the prices which M. Dupont is giving in his own neighborhood, & am informed that imported washed merino wool (prize goods) has been sold in the northern markets from 82 to 88¢.
I am not acquainted with the price that is now giving by other factories for this article but it is not unlikely that some of them may venture to give a little more than the above prices. I am in daily expectation of receiving the Madeira Wine you favor’d me with an order for, when it shall be sent up to you at Washington unless otherwise directed. With highest regard very respectfully
Your most Obedt. Servt.
Ant. Chs. Cazenove