Letters found in a wall
Ship John Chism
My Dear Father
I suppose you think we have forgotten to write to you altogether but I was still waiting for a letter from home and was very glad to hear from the Captain that he had 2 letters for me and a paper each for Charley and I. we got them on the 12th of October 1 was from you the other from Anna dated September 1st . We are nearly discharged and have a good deal of ower (our?) cargo in for Liverpool we have been in here six weeks tomorrow and had a fine quick passage out, seventy six days the quickest passage made out here this season She will be ready to leave this in about 3 weeks for Liverpool ….
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….. and he kept the other himself at thirty five a month it is getting late so I have not time to write any more this mail Hoping you are all well at home as it leaves us the same at present In haste
We will write again before we leave