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To James Madison from James Maury, 24 January [February] 1789

From James Maury

Liverpool Jany [February]1 24. 1789

Dear Sir,

Since my letter of the 20th August2 I have the Honor of your much esteemed favor of 3 July with the Fœderalist, for which I am particularly obliged to you, as also for your very interesting Information of the State of our politicks.

I now have the pleasure to hand you Sales of your eight Hhds Tobaccoe by the Venus with Account Current, the Balance of which you may draw for when you please—if you wish it in the way of a Bill of Exchange it may be some Advantage to you to make payable in London; which you are at full Liberty to do. Your Tobaccoe was all heavy & well adapted for Africa & Flanders which are generally favorable Circumstances to the Owner. This is by the Venus in my Employ and should it again suit your Convenience to try this Market, I shall be much obliged by your kind Assistance to this Vessell. I am with great Esteem & respect Dr Sir your most obt Sert

James Maury

[First Enclosure]

Liverpool 19th: Feby: 1789

Account Sales of Eight Hogsheads of Tobacco received by Venus from Virginia on accot. of Hon. James Madison Junr. Esq

1788
th
Sepr. 10 Wagner & Busch I M No 18 1301 2 1299 @ 3d per £16. 4.9
20 V: Busigny " 6 1184 2 1182 3⅜.  16.12.5
27 Joseph Taylor " 3 1216 2 1214 3½.  17.14.1
J: L: Ryngaut " 7 1284 2 1282 @ 3⅜ more 6¾  18. 1. 1½
Octr. 6 J: & W. Mathews " 2 1206 2 1204  17.11.2
 
10 J: C: H: Garbers " 1 1221 2 1219
4 1192 2 1190
5 1229 2 1227.
3636 3¼d   49. 4.9 
£135. 8.3½

Charges

Freight @ 40/. Mark 1/ £16. 1.—
Landing & port charges Including
Insurance from fire @ 7/6
} 3.—.—
Commission @ 21/   8. 8.—    27. 9.—
Nt proceeds. £107.19.3½ 
Errors Excepted

[Second Enclosure]

Liverpool 19th. Feby 1789.

Dr. The Honble. Jas. Madison Junr. Esqr. in acct. Currt. with Jas. Maury    Cr.
1788 1788
Aug: 20 To prem: of Insurance
on eight hogsheads
Tobacco per Venus
} £ 2. 6.— Feb: 19 By nt. proceeds
eight hhds
Tobacco per Venus
} £107.19.3½
Sep: 6 " Fonte. Maury pd.
duty on ditto
} 3.—.—
 " 29 " your draft on me
due this day
} 60.—.—
1789
Feb: 19 " Balance carried
down
}   42.13.3½
£107.19.3½ £107.19.3½
By Balance due you 42.13.3½
 E. E.

J. Maury

RC and enclosures (DLC).

1Maury evidently wrote on 24 Feb., for the enclosures to this letter are dated 19 Feb. He sent the letter by the Venus, which arrived at Tappahannock at the beginning of May (Fredericksburg Va. Herald, 7 May 1789). The ship probably left Liverpool at the end of February.

2Letter not found.

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