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.
[April 3, 1863?]
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
April 3, ’63
P.S. – Any information wished that I can communicate shall have my prompt attention.