James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas W. Fox, 10 May 1802 (Abstract)

§ From Thomas W. Fox

10 May 1802, Falmouth. Reports arrival of many American ships at Falmouth with cargoes of flour, most of which have been forwarded to Spain; a few have been forwarded to Le Havre. In England the markets are “abundantly supplied.” “It is said that English Ships with Flour, are not permitted to land their Cargoes in France. Freights and Seamen’s Wages are falling fast, and Trade is dull in England. The Wheat in the ground in this Neighbourhood looks very indifferent for want of rain.”

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