Transcribe Smythe, D. Port. Letter to Ward, Henry A. (1879-12-08)

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Bzan Texas Decr 8th 1879 Dr Henry H Ward

    Rochester N.Y.

Dear Sir

    I recd your

catalogues for which accept thanks, I hope to be able to order a number of Your Model out of the next annual appropriation —

    What dedlectious do

you make on articles for use of colleges or public institutions. The act of Congress of 1874 exempts these from Tariff Duty of about 40 per cent – which advantage we expect in our purchases