James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Maury, 8 September 1808


American Consulate Liverpool 8th. Septemr. 1808


I have the honor to inclose you the Act of Parliament, under which the duty on Cotton is changed as pr my Letter of 6th. Ulto.

The United States having furnished last year to this Country Cotton amounting to five eighths of her intire consumption and none coming since the operation of the Embargo, accounts for the progressive advance in price.

The Crop of Wheat some weeks ago was unusually promising, but it is now said to have been much in⟨j⟩ured by a mildew. I have the Honor to be with Perfect Respect Sir Your most Obt. Servt.

James Maury

Upland Cotton   2/ 2 @ 2/ 6
Sea Island 2/ 6 @ 4/-
New Orleans 2/ 5 @ 2/ 7
Tenessee 2/ 3 @ 2/ 5
Tobacco Leaf 10 " 13
 " Stemmed 12 " 15
Wheat 12/ 6 " 13/ pr 70 lbs

J. M.

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

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