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From Edward Petter to his wife Angee from The New St Charles [Hotel], New Orleans. Edward tells Angee about the people and the area. He has managed to do a lot of business for Cross & Blackwell which they are pleased about. He hopes that the war with Spain will end soon.

This letter contains an offensive term, ‘Nigger’, which has been reproduced in the transcription. It has been included on the basis that it is the language used by Petter, and does not reflect the guidelines on language for catalogue descriptions at the University of Manchester Library.