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W.H. Ashley Esq.
New Orleans 21 Feb 1831
We have your favor [?] of 8th inst. to-day. The Francis arrived on the 25th. part of your merchandise [spelled merchandize] have been discharged and owing to the unfavorable report of the Insurance office as respects the Steamer Maryland, we thought it most prudent not to ship by her.
The owners of Steamer Feliciana say they will advertise her for St. louis, as soon as she arrives, she is looked for houslay [?]
Your Ob. Svt [Obedient Servant]