James Madison Papers

John O. Lay to James Madison, 9 July 1825

Richmond July 9th 1825


I enclosed you on the 5th inst. a Certificate for $548.11 deposited to your credit—

The 2 Hhds No. 9 & 10 are at SeaBrooks Ware House and will be opened in course of the ensuing week, having no Receipt for them I was under the impression they had not come in when I sold the others. but on reference to Mr. Eddins Letters I find he mentions them—

Could I have anticipated the present state of the market, the sales of your crop would I think have averaged at least $1. more than I obtained for it—Tobacco of that description (dry & sweet) is much sought after for the early shipments which have already commenced—Yours Very Respy

Jno. O. Lay

Wheat 87 ½ a 90 c

Flour new $5.50

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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