Ben Prescott to John Moore, January 28, 1863, Weeks and Family Papers, Series I, Part 6, Reel 17, Frame 820-821.pdf
Ben Prescott to John Moore, January 28, 1863
Writing to his grandfather, Ben Prescott discusses his business partnership with Col. Offutt, who thinks they could make good profits by running salt up Red River from "the Island" and selling it for 15 or 20 dollars a bushel. He wonders if doing so will risk having teams impressed. The Colonel has also undertaken to transport and sell Prescott's sugar and molasses in Jefferson, where some of his own crop is already stored. He mentions that sister Addie (most likely Adelaide, Moore's daughter) is with them at Sun Flower Plantation, where he is writing from.
Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations, Series I, Part 6, Reel 17, Frame 820-821
Image scanned from 35mm microfilm published by UPA. Published here by W. Caleb McDaniel.
January 25, 1863
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