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    Antebellum Texas Cotton Growers Archive. Interesting archive of documents, almost exclusively dating from 1845 to 1861, related to the sale and distribution of cotton and other commodities by Texas growers. Most of these are sales or shipping receipts, indicating the quantity, price and purchasers of cotton produced by Walter Strother and W. C. Edwards of St. Augustine, Texas. The cotton typically was shipped to New Orleans. We picture just a representative sampling. The only post-war document we notice is an 1878 printed "New Orleans Cotton Exchange Market Report." During the war, cotton had to be run past the Union blockade. An illicit trade also was carried on between agents and brokers on both sides with some substantial profits generated in the "black market".

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    14th Saturday
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