W. A. Blanchard Esq
Dear Sir Your favours of 10 Inst is recd this morning. We forthwith call'd on Mazauga (?) & Co and found they had promptly attended to your order, as per ? enclosed.
It will be essential for the Agent at Prarie Station to give you a Certificate that the said Gin Band was not recd by him at his station. He has printed forms, return that with the Bill of the Band to us & we will present the claim to the Company here for payment at once
We have handed over as directed the D/1 of womack to Messr Eckford & Weaver & recd the correct fees, placed to your credit $2.
War has commenced at Charleston & we must soon have it at Pensacola, so that we are fairly in for it. George left yesterday for Columbus, to go with the Rifle Company. I have to yield to him this time. I would be willing to sacrifice our own interests, but we have the interests of too many others to trust to an agent - and therefore, shall not go this time.
C H Abert & Son
? Ap 13/61
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