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Letter, 16 Dec. 1843,
Higham, Fife & Company, Charleston, S.C., to Abraham Bell

Letter, 16 December 1843, from Higham, Fife & Company, Charleston, to New York merchant Ab[raha]m Bell, discusses cotton prices current and forwards an extract of their letter of 14 December to D. Malcolmson, New Orleans, commenting further on the situation with regard to the cotton trade and industry in the United States and England. Appended to the letter is a small newspaper clipping, "Extract of a letter received by a gentleman of this city, dated Mobile, Dec. 7," that reports widespread flooding in Alabama and Mississippi and the resulting damage to the cotton crop and trade.

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