Paul Whaley, collectorof Cahaba ephemera, offered this duplicate on eBay in November 2005. HiseBay description follows:
Description
Superb billhead from arguably the most famous businessin Cahaba, the store of E. M.Perine. The town was the first capital ofthe state of Alabama but by 1900 had ceased to exist in any form otherthan having a few residences. Today, nothing tangible is left of the townsite nor the superb mansion of Mr. Perine except an artesian well thatstill produces hundreds of gallons of water per minute.

Anything from Cahaba is considered rare, as materialfrom there is almost impossible to find. This is a solid billhead fromthe firm of Perine & Co. written up in 1857 documenting purchases madein August and September of 1856. Here is a great chance to own not onlya unique specimen of antebellum Alabama fiscal/commercial ephemera butsomething from the first capital of the state, a town which no longer existsother than as ruins, markers, and footnotes in history books. Great conditionwith very minor horizontal folding.

I've attempted to transcribe this documentbelow.
John Gwin

 

 
 
E. M. PERINE & CO.
DEALER IN
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC
D R Y   G O O D S,
READY MADE CLOTHING,
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Cahawba, ____________Ja n y   1 s t__________185__7_
Mrs          S o p h r o n i a   S p ea r s
To E. M. PERINE &CO.,  Dr.
DEALER   IN

A M E R I C A N   &   E U R OP E A N   D R Y    G O O D S

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5 Yds Plaid Linen 30  /1.50  1 Woolen Sash 1.75
1 Pr. Woolen Hose  63  1 Box [illegible] 10 
3 yds Flannel 45
3  "   PlaidMerino 5/ 1.88  2 1/2 yds [illegible] 1.00
1/4 " Range? 6/ 94 -- 1/2 ydMare? Silk 50
2 Skris? Silk  10 -- 1 1/2 " Ribbon  56
Whalebone 09  (8) 1 PrShoes  1.25
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