Cowes 26 April 1808
I had the honor to write you 1st. March last by the ⟨S⟩hip Charles to New York. I now embrace the opportunity of ⟨a⟩ Ship I have loaden for Philadelphia, to send you a few of our latest newspapers which will shew the State of things in this Country better than I can describe it. Trade is very much at a Stand, but notwithstanding that, the people at present in power seem determined to persevere in the orders of Council & in which they meet more Support than I expected from the idea that they will operate with effect in distressing our Enemies. The Statira arrived a few days ago. Our prices of grain are the same now nearly as for months past. Wheat 8/ 6 Str P bushel weighing 60 pounds. I am with much regard Sir your most obd hble Sert.
DNA: RG 59--CD--Consular Despatches, Southampton.