Here's an funny little note I found. There's no date; the author gets right to the point:
Will you send me down some mony $15.00 for I need it. Am obliged.
Fetch it down to Oaksville with you Saturday and leave it to Frank Atwell and we will get...
Found in "The Prairie" by James Fenimore Cooper. Published by Frank Lovell, no date, circa 1890.
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