Letter sent to William B. Whipple, :Providence RI, from C. H. Dabney informing him that Dabney has shipped 62 bales of cotton on the sloop Rhode Island. He draws the bale marking for identification and says the lot can be insured. Adds a personal note that he doesn't have time to write his wife and asks Whipple to ask her some questions for him. Letter in very good condition. Light but full Providence postmark. Dabney was an agent for Brown & Ives, Providence, RI., dry goods commission agents, cotton brokers and merchants.