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3/6/1863

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John T. Barber, Camden, Arkansas, to William E. Woodruff

Barber discusses a cotton card machine in which he has invested. He desires to travel to England to buy three more machines and bring them back to Arkansas so that he can compete with foreign and northern trade when the war ends. He wishes for Woodruff's opinion on the venture. William E. Woodruff papers