New Orleans. Oct. 30th 1846, Mr. Aaron Spell My Dear Sir, I have not heard a word from you for a great length of time, and begin to feel very anxious to hear how you are getting on.- I hope your crop has not suffered as many others have, and that you are busily engaged, getting it ready for market; I am sure the present prices should urge you forward as early as possible as I am certain they are fully as high as they will be this season, the market is active & prices fully an eighth to 1/4 beyond what they were before news recd per Caledonia. - Aside from this Mr. Nathan meets me frequently and says, ""when did you hear from Spell?"" he is desirous that your account should be closed as fast as possible, indeed he hopes that it will be this season:- Now my dear sir, I Know this is impossible from your crop, but I have heard it said, ""there are more ways of killing a dog besides choking him to death with butter.""- I advised before I left, that you should sell your land and with
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