James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Maury, 9 July 1821

From William Maury

Richmond 9 July 1821

My Dear Sir

I returned from Fredericksburg yesterday, where I was much pleased with the view of your Crop of Tobacco. It really looks well, & is such, that from the late advices from Liverpool it cannot fail of doing well. Under these circumstances you can draw for £250.

The Tobacco will be on board the Glide this week & bills of lading sent to Mr Mackay as you directed.

Insurance has been ordered already.

My Father writes to me upon the subject I wrote to you from New Orleans1—at present I shall take your advice & say nothing of it.

I shall leave this for New York in 2 days to embark by the 10 August & bid adieu to a Country from whose inhabitants I have received every attention a Stranger could expect.

Be assured my Dear Sir I shall ever remember with gratitude the kindness of yourself & Mrs Madison to whom I pray you to present my respects. I am Dear Sir Your most obedient servant

William Maury

My Trunk is in the River, if in time I will send on to Mrs M. my promised present of Natchitoches Snuff.

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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