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Louisville Ky March 11th 1857
Capt Brown Dear Sir:
I last week packed 14 boxes clothing for you marked “J. B.” care Jonas Jones Tabor Iowa. In one of the boxes I put three mills to grind wheat or corn for Bread which I think will be useful to the men of your settlement. I could not get in every, instance a full amt of clothing required have done the best I could – Anything I can do further for you please let me know, and please acknowledge the receipt of this directed to me care of Simmons & Leadbeater St Louis Mo. As ever your friend and well wisher,
W. F. M. Arny
On opposite page you will find a statement of the contents of the boxes.

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Contents
Box No. 1 5 coats, 6 ps pants 1 vest 6 quilts 8 ps Boots 10 caps 20 ps socks, 10 ps Drawers 22 Shirts & 5 ps mits –
Box No. 2. 24 coats 22 pants, 12 vests 12 Quilts 12 pair Drawers, 12 shirts.
Box No. 3. 4 coats, 12 Pants, 2 vests, 12 quilts 2 Pairs Boots 2 caps 13 Socks, 5 Shirts 9 Pairs mits.
Box No 4. 12 Pairs Boots
“ No 5. 12 Pairs Ditto
No 6. 18 ps Pants, 6 vests 11 Quilts – 13 pairs Boots 18 caps 42 socks 1 Drawers 18 Shirts 13 ps Mits.
No. 7. 15 Quilts
No 8 19 “
No 9. 2 coats, 4 Pants, 3 vests – 12 socks 12 Drawers, 16 Shirts
No. 10. 12 ps Boots-

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No 11. 48 coats, 4 quilts 12 Boots
No 12. 41 ps Pants, 15 vests, 9 Quilts 9 Boots, 46 caps, 16 ps socks
No 13. 1 coat, 2 Pants, 7 Quilts 9 ps socks, 56 ps drawers, 31 shirts.
No. 14. 17 Quilts.
Whole amt as follows
84 Coats 105 Pairs Pants 39 vests 100. Quilts & Blankets 68. Ps boots 76. Caps. 112 ps Socks. 91 “ Drawers 114 Shirts. 27 ps Mits. 3 hand mills for grinding grain

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Contents of Packages for Brown Packages Coats Pants Vests Quilts Boots Caps Socks Drawers Shirts Mits   Marked                       J.B. No. 1 5 6 1 6 8 10 20 10 22 5 a “* “ 2 24 22 12 12       12 12   * “ “ 3 4 12 2 12 2 2 13   5 9   “ “ 4         12             “ “ 5         12             “ “ 6   18 6 11 13 18 42 1 18 13   “ “ 7       15               “ “ 8       19               “ “ 9 2 4 3       12 12 16     “ “ 10         12             “ “ 11 48     4 12           a “ “ 12   41 15 9 9 46 16       a                         “ “ 13 1 2   7     9 56 31   a “ “ 14       17                                       84 105 39 112 80 76 112 91 104 27  
This is the best that could be done for Brown. I also packed in one of the Boxes three (3) hand mills for grinding wheat & corn
Respect yours &c
W. F. M. Arny

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