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With regard to the Negroes I must again say this Island would do much better with only one half the present number now on it, than with the whole and I should be happy to part with them, but it will be impossible for me to do so without some assistance. The Droughers are also a great burthen to this Island is although Expense, & trouble fall on Barbuda; and their services almost exclusively to the benefit of your Antigua Estates; without any trouble or expense. As it is your desire to hear frequently I shall make a point of writing the first day of every month when it will be sure to meet the Packet at Antigua.
Enclosed you have the second of Mr Otto Baijers draft on Messrs Davidson Berkly Inc(?) for £259.19:11 the first was sent by Mr Lemon with the Island Accounts. I am
Your Most The the Obedt Humble
(signed) John James
Reference: JJ268 Robson Lowe collection on microfilm 24995, University of Texas at Austin, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection.