Letter from G R Smalley, 3 July 1866
July 3 6
I shall feel much obliged if you will furnish me on behalf of this Department, with the one hundred and fifty yards (150 yds) of Gutta Percha and Copper Wire of the best quality, and of the same size as the enclosed sample – for the Public Service.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient servant
George R Smalley