Title: Letter from B. S. Hile to his wife, 24 December 1861
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Title: Letter from B. S. Hile to his wife, 24 December 1861
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Creator: Hile, B. S.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028940
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Havanna Dec 24 18a 1

My Dears -

I am in receipt of your letters through Mr. Walters and Mr. Green -
Enclosing your pictures and a beautiful piece of Ella's art which has
been shown to many persons I am obliged to you for the pictures I
send this note by Mr. Ward who leaves on the steamer "Baltimore" to
Baltimore in the morning There will be no business done weds. or Thur -
Christmas and called Double Cross days I go to Greens in the
morning Fred is now making a railing for our office Eddie's Cologne is
"Most Excellent" really it done me good the first smile I took it made
me grow an inch- and the other bottle was very nice the Ellas
sends are the first I have seen since I came here there is none here such
little presents and v'ry acceptable and gratifying Soon as the new
crop of sugar comes in I will send home a bag I send you a Barrell of
oranges by the Columbia with 60 Bbls for Mr. and J.S.
opposite the Metropolitan Hotel I bought them and shall send a draft
to Mr/. Green to collect the ammt I mark mine( and directed hime to send
yours up by Express The Columbia leaves here in the 28th and in N.Y.
on the 2 January If Mr. Green comes out I should like Eddie to come
with him if he thinks best Eddie might stay over one and live with me at
G when I have a house and boarding alot of men There is a Sugar
Plantation only two miles from G and is now running all the time -
but if Eddie stayed over would he- e willing to try it alone on returning?
Can't you make some arrangement with Clinton Hunter with Spofford and
Tileston to let Eddie go and return for $30 or so perhaps he
would In the spring I will endeaver to bring home and plants -
Pine Apple will be good in almost a month Walter is rooming with me and
I expect to scare up something for him He will write out for White a nd
Wilson sewing machines to sell The also -first chance
send me 14 and 23 of the Linen goods are cheaper
here than in N.Y. I can buy all linen shirts for $2.00 articles for
4.00 Kate would make a fortune here at for you. Can't imagine
how they do it Good by Shall mail by the Columbia
B.S. While

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