Liverpool 2. March 1816
I presented, thro’ Mr. Monroe, my thanks for the honor done me in the re-appointment of Consul for this port, for which I beg leave in this, to repeat my thanks.
Your draft of ₤204:16:4 in favor of Richard Cutts was lately presented & paid: this balances the account rendered in March 1814, but the interest accruing since & to your credit amounts to ₤19:9:6, and supposing it might be acceptable, I have taken upon me to send you two cheeses: a Cheshire & a Gloucester, of which the bill of lading & bill of parcels are inclosed: the cost is ₤5:6:8, leaving a balance still in your favour of ₤14:2:10¼: I hope you will receive them in good condition & with the usual improvement from the passage over the Atlantic.
Tobacco is stil high, tho’ considerably lower than it has been.
With high respect & esteem I have the honor t⟨ ⟩ old obliged friend
DLC: Papers of James Madison.