James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Anthony Charles Cazenove, 12 August 1814

From Anthony Charles Cazenove

Alexandria Augt. 12th. 1814


I have the honor to inform you that Mess. Dupont Bauduy & Co. have authorised me to give the following prices for Merino Wool in the rough

For full Blood $1.25
⅞ do.  1.12½
¾ do.  1.
& ½ do.   .87½

These Gentlemen observe that they except from these prices some flocks which have been imported of so indifferent a quality that the full blood is no better than the ordinary half blood, which half blood they are not desirous to purchase, unless it bore but a small proportion of a parcel of finer qualities. It is possible they intended to say 75 instead of 87½ cents for ½ blood, as they appear to deduct ⅛ of a dollar for every ⅛ of common blood in the animal.

Should you be satisfied with these prices, I shall be happy to purchase what you may have to dispose of, but if quite immaterial would prefer its not being sent to me for 3 or 4 weeks, being on the point of leaving home, & will be absent that time. I am very respectfully Sir your most obedt. Serv.

Ant Chs. Cazenove


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