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I have just now received the inclosed letter from Mr. James Maury which I send for your perusal. Any thing that you think in my power to do for him I will Chearfully perform it. Agreable to your desire I furnished him with every thing I thought necessary for his embarking and instructed him to take a passage from the E. Shore if he found any inconvenience in going from Hampton. The Money he...
[ Philadelphia, 30 and 31 Mch. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “[Apr. 6.] Received Jas. Maury’s Phila. Mar. 30. 31. Turnbull, Marmie & co. 200 D.—paid F. Hopk. for Dudley£5–2–6—paid Boinod & Gaill.” From this it is not clear whether Maury wrote two letters or merely added on 31 Mch. a postscript to the letter of the preceding day. The latter is more probable. On 6 Apr. TJ also noted in his Account...
[ Place unknown, 19 Apr. 1784. Noted in SJL as received 23 Apr. 1784. Not found.]
I am lately arrived here and settling in the Virginia Business. In July I left Fredericksburg, not long before when I had been in Albemarle at the Election, where I saw many of your Friends. They made a good Choice, and indeed I am happy to inform you the people have generally chosen more judiciously this year than last. At least I think so, several of Mr. Madison’s most powerful opponents...
I had the honor to write to you the 17th Septr. informing you of my arrival and fixing here in the Mercantile Line; to which having had no answer and imputing it to miscarriage, the Contents were to inform you of the State of Things in Virginia. I have late letters thence advising of the Crop of Corn being so uncommonly abundant that the price was expected to be a dollar the Barrel, of Tobacco...
I had the Honor of your favor of the 24 December. Previous to this I Had been informed of the favorable Alterations you had procured in the Tobaccoe Contract, for which our Countrymen in particular are much indebted to you: as it has certainly been the Means of the Article’s maintaining, not only in Virginia, a better price than it otherwise would have done, but here also. For, as the...
Liverpool, 25 Oct. 1787. Acknowledges TJ’s letter of 8 July [i.e., 2 July] ; “the prospect of war having materially altered the Business of Insurance in favor of American property in British Bottoms,” he may need proofs that he is a citizen of the United States; asks TJ to provide him with such documents. Is concerned that the French are not inclined to continue their former prices for...
Liverpool, 2 Dec. 1787 . Thanks TJ for his letter of 13 Nov.; is pleased that so much progress has been made in the commercial negotiations with France; hopes he will receive further details on this subject. Has observed with satisfaction “that the Diffusion of American produce directly to the various Markets of Europe has, contrary to the predictions of a Sett of malicious prophets, increased...
I am honored with your Letter of 15th June inclosing the Commission of Consul for this Port with which his Excellency the President has been pleased to honor me. For this flattering Mark of his Confidence I beg Leave, thro’ you, Sir, most respectfully to offer my profound Acknowlegements. But as the powers appertaining to the Consuls of the United States have not been particularly defined to...
Liverpool, 1 Nov. 1790. Wrote him on 9 Sep. and on 25 Oct. received TJ’s letter of 26 Aug. Will pay particular attention to instructions and conform to them “as nearly as in my Power.” For some months they had expected to be relieved of the suspense “relative to the War with Spain. But now the warlike preparations, already so great, continuing to augment, the prevailing Opinion of the Day...