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AUBURN UNIVERSITY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES DEPARTMENT


Ross Family Letters, RG 149


 

Columbus

 

10 Oct. [18]62

 

D. A. G. Ross, Esq.

 

Dear Sir

 

Your favour duly to hand, there is not much chance to Exchange flour & Bacon for salt, for the reason that salt is quite scarce & much in demand, while there is a great-deal of Bacon & flour offering & but little demand.  Bacon is selling for 50 [cents] a pound sides alone, & plenty offering, but Hams & Shoulders are quite scarce, would advise you to bring Hams & Shoulders mostly but bring Hog Round, flour is quite dull at $30 to $35 a Barrel, Coarse Liverpool salt is worth 75 [cents] a pound, & but few sacks in Market, Virginia fine salt too, is quite scarce & worth from 60 to 75 [cents] a pound, according to quality.

 

Very Respectfully

 

Jno. J. McKendrel