John H. W. Pettit letters to his family in England, illustrated with sketches by the writer, 1852-1868 - Page 11

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charged -    Virtue said it was a pity but he could not help it - he dare not allow us any more on any pretence  - as it stood in my name on the books - shall commence my log this afternoon. The pilot has undertaken to post this for me when  leaves us  - about 1/2 past 4 oclock We are just entering the Downs the pilot soon leaves us so am obliged to finish this. The vessel now begins to jump a little -   We have had a  quick run.   Well my dr Father & M. I must now say Goodbye - wishing you all happiness & that we may 'ere a long period elapsed meet again & with the kindest love to all my dr. friends believe me My dr Father & Mother ever Yr truly affectionate John

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