Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Maury, 23 June 1791

From James Maury

Liverpool, 23 June 1791. He has received none of TJ’s letters since his of 2 Mch. Sends the corn law, just “finished.” Many expect it will be amended more favorably to foreign countries before it goes into operation. In accordance with TJ’s of 26 Aug. he has required particulars of masters. “Some conform, but many will not.” He will continue to make requisitions, but has not applied to civil authority to assist him in compelling compliance. American vessels continue to engross carrying from England to U.S., and their arrivals have increased this year. Ports of this kingdom are open to foreign corn and entirely under direction of Privy Council until 15 Nov. next.

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD); endorsed by TJ as received 20 Aug. 1791 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Copy of Hawkesbury’s Corn Law of 1791. This was the first copy that TJ received from abroad (see TJ to Maury, 30 Aug. 1791).

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