S. M. McAshan wrote this letter to T. W. House in Houston, Texas on July 18, 1864. The letter written during the Civil War concerns two items. First, McAshan asks about correspondence for J. M. Putnam in Eagle Pass. Secondly, he asks about a transaction regarding bagging rope and trim for cotton for Lt. Col. Hutchins. The letter consists of a single sheet of paper, with the handwritten correspondence on one side and the handwritten address on the backside. Affixed near the address is a...