G.B. 23 Apr and 3 May 1840 Paid FLS duo on Wellburn page
Lot 118 in our auction Saturday 25th June 2022
12 Bishopsgate Street Within
London 23rd April 1840
John Holt Esq.
I was glad to learn from a letter rec’d from Capt Hough this morning dated Falme the 21st Trust of his safe arrival from Sierra Leone, altho I was sorry to hear she had lost both Mates.
Capt Hough rec’d his orders to proceed to Sunderland – he drew upon me for £27.._._ from Halmouth. I have sent him List of Advance +Monthly Money paid to the Mates wife Mr Hough & the Crew copy of which is enclosed & also the account current between ourselves.
Your very Obed. serf.
P.S. If you wish to sell the “Ureturus” perhaps you will allow us to advertise her in the Shipping Gazette against she is discharged
Dungeness May 1st 1840
I was this night obliged to take shelter here I have been this last Five days between this and the oceans with the wind at E & SE with a thick Fog in danger of being run down by ships outward Bound in the Night we have so far Escaped I thought it best as we could not Beat to windward to day here and take the first opportunity or at all events to take the day Tide for it for dammage is soon done in the Night
Trusting this will find you in health
I Rem Your Abl Serv
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