Letter: John Thomas, Pembroke Building Cardiff to Captain Jones, Amlwch

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      GB 221 WDC/1/3/7/5/71
  • Alternative Id.
      GB 221 WDC/506
  • Dates of Creation
      1887 Apr. 28
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LETTER: John Thomas, Pembroke Building Cardiff to Captain Jones, Amlwch. In reply to his letter he states that he could not get the particulars of sale translated into English at Natal. No one there could do it except the British and American Consul and they were too busy. He had great difficulty getting the papers in time to save the steamer, besides he had no money to pay for translating it. He had great difficulty to raise enough money to pay a third class passage on the French steamer "Villa de Pernambuco of Havre". He was obliged to sell nearly all his own effects. The cargo was sold by public auction the same time as the wreck and paid a portion towards the expenses incurred. The Official Log Book, Register and Articles were delivered to the Consul at Natal. He reported himself at Southampton and Cardiff to Collector of Custom and Shipping Master. The receipt showing that he had delivered the register etc. to the Consul was given to the Shipping Master at Cardiff. A Naval Court was held at Natal and he was acquitted of all blame. He will endeavour to get the Particulars of Sale translated and forwarded as early as possible, also chronometer, charts etc.

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