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This handwritten letter, written in script and dated June 20, 1823, to Rev. James Smylie in Elysian Fields, Amite County, Mississippi, from James Cotten, in Natchez, Mississippi, discusses the cotton crop, his brother's recent trip to New York by ship, and other general gossip.
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Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection, Letters Rev. James Smylie, Washington, Adams County, Mississippi re. Yellow fever in Natchez, Cotton Prices, Presbyterian church, 1810-1839
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