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New York May 15.1865
Jas. H DeGrange Esq.
Box 450 P.O.
We have this morning yours of 5th with R/r and Govt documents for 12 Bales Cotton Pm that Morning Star. Which as soon as I arrive shall have prompt attention.
We hope to sell it at last Corn Cast & Charges if not a profit -
What big chill to day. Midling Nominally 50 to 51c
When sold will do with proceeds as directed.
Note you may make further Shifts. Do you want maxim Insurance if so they will be cov. @ under our open policy.Yours <_____>
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