Letter from Thomas Manning, Macao, 20 June -1 July 1807

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Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Macao. He writes on 20 June, 1807, that he had travelled to Macao down the river in junks for two people and his companion was George Staunton. Since arriving in Macao he has been absorbed with mathematics and a train of thought concerning equations, so much so that he has not been out and is only stopping to write the letter because he had heard that a boat was leaving for Bombay. The letter continues on 1 July saying he had just received a letter from (Charles) Lamb. He then proceeds with instructions on how best to send letters. Manning finishes with a postscript declaring himself "vext and mortified" because the boat that had brought Lamb's letter had brought many for other Englishmen but not for him. Handwritten, 3 sides. Dated 20 June - 1 July 1807.

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