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7/23/1863

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Charles Rapley, Camden, Arkansas, to W.E. Woodruff, Little Rock, Arkansas

Rapley writes that he will pay Woodruff the money he is owed for rent at the first opportune moment. The news that Vicksburg and Port Hudson have fallen and the defeat of the Confederates in Helena, Arkansas, has "produced a gloom" in Camden. Rapley hopes that the rumor of Lee's victory in Pennsylvania is true. William E. Woodruff papers