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--Colonel W. A. Broad well, Chief of the Cotton Bureau, Trans-Mississippi Department, has purchased and introduced into the Department, pledging payment in cotton, 13,800 pairs of blankets, 60,000 pairs of shoes, 150,000 yards of shirting and towels, 150,000 pounds of powder, 200,000 pounds of lead, 5,000,000 percussion caps and a large quantity of guns, 140,000 yards grey army cloth and satinet, and a large quantity of hardware, copper, saltpetre, and a great quantity of small stores.

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