Letter from Thomas Weeding to Captain Harkness

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Letter from Thomas Weeding (East India Company Agent and Independent Merchant) to Captain Harkness, Secretary to Royal Asiatic Society, concerning the gift of the "Grand Chop" or clearance document for the Sarah, the first ship to arrive in England directly from China after the East India Company relinquished its commercial character. She had a cargo of raw silk exceeding a value of £400,000. Letter accompanied by a short translation. Dated 24th May, 1836. Handwritten, 2 pieces, 3 sides.