3 April 1863: “The house servant that you wanted to buy, when down, I have not seen one that is for sale that I thought would suit.”

Item description: Note, 3 April 1863, to Ann McNeely of Salisbury, N.C., from W.T. Gilmore about the sale of cotton and the purchase of a house servant.

Item citation: From folder 6 of the Macay and McNeely Family Papers #447, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item transcription:

[April 3, 1863?]

Dear Madam,

Your note has been received and in reply to inquiries I will state as regards cotton the prices have so advanced that I can with difficulty say what it is bringing as it ranges from twenty five to thirty five cents and very scarce at that.

I have been unable to see Mr. [Rosborough?] since I was in receipt of your note but will see him in a few days and will write you again and give you the information asked for.

The house servant that you wanted to buy, when down, I have not seen one that is for sale that I thought would suit.

Yours with my highest
Regards,
W.T. Gilmore

April 3, ’63

P.S. – Any information wished that I can communicate shall have my prompt attention.
W.T. Gilmore

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