James Madison Papers

William Allen to James Madison, 15 March 1831

Fredericksburg March 15. 1831.

Dear Sir,

I send by Alleck who left here this morning

1 half ton Plaister

1 doz. Claret

[ ] Bees Wax

20. lb Green Coffee

4 Loaves lump sugar

2 Stew Pans.

1 Bar. Philad. Porter

10 [ ]. Tallow

1 doz Lemons

2 half [ ]. Bottles Mustard

2 Britania Met. Teapots

Which I am in hopes will reach you safely. I shall endeavour to do the best with your Flour as directed. Flour has become dull & the price somewhat reduced I could only get Six Dollars & Sixteen Cents for the load brought down by Alleck for Mr. Payne & by his Directions enclose you under cover hereof seventy Dollars as pr. Memo. on the other side. I am very much in hopes that the next arrival which may be expected daily, will give animation to the Market as well as an increase of price. Very respectfully

Wm Allen

P. S. I omitted to mention that neither Ale or Buckwheat meal are to be had in town, a supply of the Ale is daily expected.

RC (PPPrHi).

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