Letter: Robert Jones, from Falmouth to his wife [Ann Jones]

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      GB 221 WDC/1/3/1/5
  • Alternative Id.
      GB 221 WDC/32
  • Dates of Creation
      1870 Jan. 16
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LETTER: Robert Jones, from Falmouth to his wife [Ann Jones]. He received her letters and is glad she is in good health, as he is at time of writing. He received his order for Ayr, Scotland. He expects to be ready tomorrow, wind and weather permitting. He hasn't received a letter from Captain Thomas since he left Newcastle. He will drop his family a line again if he does not go to sea tomorrow. He must have two men by the run. In a postscript he writes that he is ready to sail. He has drawn a bill at Falmouth to pay the ship's disbursement £22. 15s. 0d. He will remit them from Ayr and she will not have to do anything with them. If he should require money again, he will send home for some. Asks her to drop a line by return of post in case he does not sail as he is glad to receive a letter from her. He has a long way to go.

SECOND PART OF LETTER Wednesday morning 11.30am. He asks why she didn't mention a word about Robert. He does not know whether he is a good or a bad boy. He shan't go to sea as he does not want any of his relations to go to sea as he has hated it so much and is sick and tired of it. If the wind is contrary he will stop at Holyhead.

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