Letter from Captain James Purefoy to Robert Turbett, 10 January 1794

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Letter from Captain James Purefoy to his brother-in-law, Robert Turbett, in which he gives details of his journey to China on the Anna, a boat owned by a Persian merchant, which set sail in October 1793. He writes of the places that they stopped at or passed including Princes island, Batavia, Borneo, before arriving at Macao where they deposited their cargo of cotton and filled the hold with items such as sugar and tea. The letter is dated Bombay January 10th 1794, handwritten, 1 piece, 4 sides.

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