Letterhead: Emblem of the Russian American Company, in Cyrillic.
Date: 9th August 1858
Address: Messrs. Augustine Heard & Co. Hongkong, China
I take the liberty to beg you to inform me by opportunity if it would be profitable and possible to send cargos of Ice to your Port or any other in China. You are perhaps already aware that Cali- fornia is supplied with Ice from the Russ. Amer. Colonies and therefore it would be desirable to know, f not some thing could be done in this branch of trade in China.
Hoping you will favor me with your kind information & opinion,
I remain, Gentlemen, Your mst. obedt. Servt. P.S. Kostromitinof
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