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On this day (April 4) in the year 1843,  A. S. Southworth addressed 
this letter to Henry Moore of Lowell, Massachusetts (and, 
interestingly, the sheet indicates a reply of the same date):
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April 4th, 1843 to Henry Moore 20 Merrimack Street, Lowell

Mr. Moore

    Dr. Sir.

    We forward you one Dozen Plates. We have Satin of different colors. 
Blue - and Purple or Claret. You shall have them at $5.00 per Doz. We
will send again but should like to have you write if such cases will
answer. We will have some velvet lined cases soon. Say 4 days hence.

                                  Yours.       A.S. Southworth & Co.

[Moore's reply, on the same sheet]

Messrs. A.S.S. & Co. --

     Gent.  The plates are rec'd. Please send a doz. cases lined with 
purple & claret - half each. I should like them by Wednesday noon. I
was in greater want of the cases than the plates. You forgot the
Cl. Iodine. In haste.
                                          Your obt. servt.
                                                        Henry Moore
Lowell April 4th

     P.S. Perhaps I shall be in Boston the latter part of this week.

(Cited from a transcript of a manuscript in the Southworth & Hawes 
papers at the George Eastman House.)
Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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