Liverpool 16 Sepr 1828
My dear Sir,
I am much obliged by your letters of the 5 April & 13 May, as I also am for your remarks on Tobacco, cotton & Manufactures. As to the first of these I cannot help thinking the time not distant when the Tobo planter will have to decide whether it will be better to grow it for a price inadequate almost to any remuneration or not at all. The Tariff seems to have been viewed on this side as hostile to this country, which to Mr. Barbour was totally unlooked for.
This Gentleman, with all his family, arrived here in perfect health, after a most delightful passage of twenty days. Hence he made a circuitous route, thro’ some of the greatest manufacturing towns, to the Metropolis.
I thank you for your kind attention to my enquiry about Mr Walker. Not knowing the name of the County in which he resides is my apology for the liberty I take in inclosing my letter to him with a request that you will be so good as have it put into a train for punctual delivery. This veteran is another instance of Longevity in your healthy region. I think he is some years my senior; for when I was a lad I remember hearing him spoken of as a prodigy in calculation. With kindest remembrance to my very very antient friend & Mrs Madison. I am, my dear Sir, most truly your’s
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.