Letter from Thomas Manning, Portsmouth, England, 13 May 1806

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Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Portsmouth. He writes he is about to board but detained by the Jews' Sabbath as he wants to change some notes into dollars. He continues the letter on board the Thames. They are delayed in sailing and lie off the Isle of Wight. The owner, Mr Chapman, is on board, and as soon as he found out that Manning was a scholar and a mathematician, it has made a huge difference - the owner wishes Manning to instruct his son and friend, and this has meant that Manning has been given a "cabin and servants and everything I want". Handwritten, 3 sides. Postmarked 13 May, 1806

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