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46.: ricardo to malthus1 - David Ricardo, The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, Vol. 6 Letters 1810-1815 
The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, ed. Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M.H. Dobb (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2005). Vol. 6 Letters 1810-1815.
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ricardo to malthus1
London 1 Jany. 1814
My dear Sir
Having finished a table for the Hamburgh exchanges, similar to that which I have already sent you for Holland, I thought you might like to have a copy of it. In this as well as in the other the result is not quite satisfactory, for example; at the present time I believe the exchge. with Hamburgh is quoted 28/ and the price of dollars 6/11½. By the table it appears that with [such]2 a price of dollars, the exchge. at par would be 25/; consequently it is now unfavorable to Hamburgh 12 pct. —which appears to me to be excessively high. In fact, under the present circumstances, there can be no intercourse with Hamburgh, and the quotation must be only nominal.
Mrs. Ricardo and I leave London to-morrow early for Bradford,3 —from thence we intend going to Gatcomb4 and expect to be in town again on thursday. I hope we shall soon see you. With best wishes to Mrs. Malthus I am
My dear Sir Yours very truly
N.B. 3 marks are equal to 8 flemish shillings Banco
[1 ]Addressed: ‘To / The Revd. T. R. Malthus/East India College/ Hert-ford’.
[2 ]MS torn.
[3 ]In Wiltshire. The visit was no doubt in connection with the marriage of Ricardo’s daughter Henrietta to Thomas Clutterbuck, of Bradford Leigh, which took place on 17 Feb. 1814.
[4 ]Gatcomb Park, which he purchased later this year.