Letter of introduction for ship captain, Richmond, 1863Item 76528 info
Maine Historical Society
Shepley received innumerable letters of introduction or letters seeking help. This one, from J. A. Southard of Richmond introduced Capt. Edward Howe, who was taking Southard's ship Ellen Southard to New Orleans.
Southard sweetened the request, telling Shepley the captain would have a package on board "which he will send you if desirable."