From James Maury
Liverpool, 3 June 1793. He encloses a price current for this place and regards the prices affixed as nominal because for three months there has scarcely been a sale of consequence as a result of the stagnation of business arising from the distresses of the commercial part of the community.
RC (DNA: RG 59, CD); 1 p.; at foot of text: “Secretary of State to the United states of America Philadelphia”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 Aug. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Price current of American produce at Liverpool, 3 June 1793, with subjoined extracts from Lloyd’s list of quotations for stock, exchange with Paris, and gold and silver, 31 May 1793 (printed form in same; signed by Maury, with prices entered in his hand; endorsed by Maury: “For these three months past there have scarcely been any sales Owing to the Calamity of the Times, so that these Prices are rather Nominal. J.M.”).