Two Bobs, Three Johns, Three Jims, a Nick, an Aaron, a Tom and a Boat
(Mary Powell Steamboat Company letterhead)
Text of letter:
My dear Mr. Elmendorf:
Replying to yours just received-My father was in command of the Powell from 1862 to 1866- Captain Frost from 1888 to 1871 My father again from 1871 to 1883, Captain Cornell 1883 to 1886. A.E. Anderson from 1886 to the present time.
We find business very poor, the weather is too cold. With best wishes,
Very truly yours,