[Baltimore] Janry 25, 1775
Thos Beatson & Co ー Wm & Jno Brown
Jno & Thos Andrews ー Jno Henderson Esqrs.
. . . our harbour has Continued open all this Winter so that we have not had A Ship detained one day & we are well Satisfyed that there never was so much Wheat & Flour Ship'd any one Winter as there was this & Chiefly for England & Ireland but mostly for England, as our Roads have been very bad these four Weeks past, on Which Acct Produce has been kept back from Market, we think when the[y] get better that Flour will Fall Considerably in the Price tho we think Wheat will not be much lower this Season unless there come Accts of low Markets in Europe . . . No doubt Ere this you have seen the Transactions of our General Congress, we cannot with Certainty say What will be the Consequence but we think the resolves will be carried into Execution indeed under the present notion of the Majority of the People we would not attempt or wish any Friend to Attemp[t] The infringement of Any Article.2 In this Province & Virginia the People are forming themselves into Companys & learning their Exercise we wish that Matters were Settled as we think it would be of great Benefit to all
1. Woolsey and Salmon Letter Book, LC.
2. The Continental Association, passed by the First Continental Congress, which, in part, prohibited importation of British goods into America after December 1, 1774.