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Buckton, Stanton, & Newman to Dr. Walter Wade
[A CONTRACT STEAMBOAT COMPANY DELIVERS THE MAIL FROM UP THE MISSISSIPPI FROM NEW ORLEANS]; Two letters carried by the famous Mississippi riverboats, Natchez and Princess from New Orleans cotton brokers informing the owner of a large Mississippi plantation of the status of cotton bales awaiting shipment to Europe and the state of the European cotton market
New Orleans, Louisiana to Rodney, Mississippi, 1857. Envelope or Cover. Very good. Both one-page folded letters measure 9" x 11" unfolded. One is datelined "For Natchez / New Orleans 9 Feb 1856" and the other, "For Princess / New Orleans 3 Mch 1857." Both are franked with imperforate, three-cent dull red Washington stamps with full frame-lines (Scott #11). One has a pencil annotation in the lower left corner that reads "Princess", and its stamp is canceled with a blue double-line narrow oval steamship handstamp reading "Route / 7309". The other has an ink annotation in the lower left corner that reads, "Natchez", and its stamp is cancelled with a blue double-line steamship handstamp reading "U. S. Mail / Packet / Natchez" with a second blue double-line wide oval handstamp reading "Route / 7309". Both letters are in nice shape; the stamp on the Princess letter is trimmed inside one frame-line. In one letter, the merchants inform Wade that they have 57 bales of cotton on-hand awaiting shipment, including 37 bales of "Rosswood" cotton. They also inform him that the latest "European News" about cotton pricing had been "favorably" received in New Orleans. The second letter contains similar information. The letters were sent up-river from New Orleans to Wade's large cotton plantation at Rodney, Mississippi. The Natchez was commanded by Thomas Leather, who owned Contract Route 7309. The Princess was commanded by his most trusted captain, Truman C. Holmes. Leathers also employed the riverboats Capitol and R. W. McRae on the route. Together, they made three weekl … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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