Sunday, 3 November 2013

15 August 1809


I came here with the intention of settling the last quarter accounts & was this morning about them when I received an express from Barbuda acquainting me that a Brig from Glasgow(?) was on shore on the North side of the Island with having a vessel in St John’s harbour.  Have come immediately on board & while the men are getting underway. I write these few lines to inform you of it, the Brig has a very valuable cargo on board. The weather on Barbuda has been pretty favourable lately. I have the honor
                                     to be Sir
                                           your most Obedt. Servt.
                                           (signed) John James 

St John’s harbour Antigua
August 15, 1809

The vessel struck the morning before last at 3 o’clock

Reference: Gloucestershire Records Office, Microfilm no.351, Section no.6, D1610 C24
Accessed through Simon Fraser University library

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