James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Maury, 29 January 1802

From James Maury, 29 January 1802

Liverpool 29h. January 1802


During the long interval since the letter I had the Honor to write to you on the 24h. Octr. this market has remained in so unsettled a state that I could not prepare a price current for our produce as heretofore; but I now expect it may soon become fixed. Wheat has continued ⟨in⟩ regular demand for some months & now is 12/ ⟨d⟩ 12/6 ⅌ 70 lbs All the markets of this country are overstocked beyond example with Virginia, Carolina, & Georgia tobacco, & the Prices here for some descriptions are even as low as 2 1/4 ⟨d⟩ the Pound.

From the best information I have been able to collect, the number of our vessels, which have cleared out from this Custom House in the year 1801, amounts to three hundred and fifty five, which far exceeds that of any preceding year. I have also procured from the Custom House Entries the particulars of all the imports from the U. S. A. as well in our own as foreign bottoms, which are on the Schedule enclosed. I have the Honor to be with Perfect Respect Sir Your most Obedient Servant

James Maury

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