James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Mathew Carey, 1 December 1821

From Mathew Carey

Philada Decr 1. 1821

Dear sir

I am writing some essays on the situation & policy of this Country, previous to the revolution—and am desirous of obtaining information on the following points.

Was the balance of trade between Great Britain & the southern Colonies, particularly Va. against the latter?

Was there a heavy balance due from the Colonies to Great Britain?

Can you form any idea of the amount? Your obt. hble. servt.

Mathew Carey

RC (DLC). Addressed in an unidentified hand to JM, and franked. Docketed by JM.

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