James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Maury, 23 July 1807

American Consulate Liverpool 23d. July 1807.


I have received your letters of ⟨6⟩th & 8th ulto, ⟨e⟩ach containing a dispatch for our Commissioners ⟨a⟩t London, which I should have forwarded by ⟨e⟩xpress, but for my being apprized of the arrival ⟨of⟩ the Wasp. I have sent them thro’ a private channel.

I am much obliged to you for the Newspapers you have done me the honor to enclose.

The Crops of Grain in this country ⟨a⟩ppear well so far. Such quantities of Wheat and Flour from the U: S: A: have lately poured into this market that prices have declined as annexed.

The importations of Cotton into this place since the commencement of the present year, alrea⟨d⟩y exceed the whole of last year’s: so wonderfully does ⟨the⟩ culture of this article increase in the United Sates

Our Vessels are more numerous in this port than ever, but trade in general very dull, in consequen⟨ce⟩ of the gloomy prospect for intercourse between this country and the continent. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Sir Your most ob. Servant

James Maury

Wheat 9/h @ 10/6 per 7"

S. F. Flour 3h/ " 39/ " Barrel

DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Liverpool.

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