Seth Hunt to Moses Austin, 07-31-1809

Summary: Trade with England.

N° 149 Strand London

July 31, 1809

My Dear Friend,

Your favor of the 4th of May was received this Morning by the June Packet from N. York—I have only time to acknowledge its reciept by the Radius which sails tomorrow for New York—I have it not in my power to say any thing as to the prospect of executing your order—only that it shall be done if practicable—Woolens, of a fine quality—are high—other articles at usual prices— Tomorrow evening I shall go to Yorkshire and on return, which will be in a few days, I shall write you again and hope to be able to advise you satisfactorily—

I shall Embark for France as soon as any opportunity shall present—the sailing of the Grand Expedition has suspended all intercourse with the Continent for some time past—but I am in hopes it will soon be restored again—I shall be obliged to go by the way of Holland

The public papers will give you all the news afloat in this Country To them I refer you—not haveing time to say any thing on the subject of Politics.—

I have not heard a word from my friend Mr Bond since I left New Hampshire—I most sincerely hope that your arrangement with him will prove mutually beneficial—Success to all your Enterprises and laudable speculations, is the wish of my heart—

I am happy to hear that Austin and Charles Elliott have returned home—I hope that all things have been explained to your satisfaction and that of Doct and Mrs Elliott—to whom, as to Mrs. Austin, family and all friends I pray you to present me most Respectfully— and I beg you to be assured of my friendship and esteem

Seth Hunt

Moses Austin Esq St Genevieve Louisiana United States pr Radius