The writers of the letter want to hire Dellet to collect a debt owed by Jesse Reid, a slave trader: "The said Reid absconds from every place he fines we are pursuing him, he is an artful man & pretends by way of stratagem to transfer his property...
The letter discusses the negotiation of transactions the firm is handling for Dellet, as well as the condition of the cotton market. Included is a page from Mobile Commercial Report and Prices Current.
The letter informs Dellet that shoes he ordered for his slaves have been shipped. The bill for the purchase is written at the top of the letter; the price reflects "the particulars of our cotton market."
The letter informs Dellet that the bagging and rope he recently ordered have been shipped. It also discusses Dellet's upcoming shipment of cotton to the firm and the state of the cotton market in general: "The demand for cotton continues to be...
The letter informs Dellet that the goods he recently ordered have been shipped. The bill for the purchase is written at the top of the letter. Included are pages from Merchants and Planters Prices Current, which gives details of the cotton market:...
The first letter announces the opening of Donald and Marshall, a "factorage and commission business" specializing in the sale of cotton, bagging and rope, and general household goods. An endorsement from Jeremiah Austill, who is retiring from this...
In the letter the firm responds to a recent letter from Parks, in which he protested an advertisement that appeared in The New York Times to solicit funds for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legal defense. The firm argues that the newspaper is not...
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