John H. W. Pettit letters to his family in England, illustrated with sketches by the writer, 1852-1868 - Page 205
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great row and advised my Agents that if the case was not forthcoming I would not take one farthing less than £200 - wh [which] was about their Value - that I did not want a money Equivalent but the goods - I made up an invoice as well as I could from your letters which was also forwarded and altho in the bush and so situated that I could not leave. Wrote to some friends who interested themselves
[?] well in the matter for me I stuck most religiously to my text and intended to do so.
Well as the Americans say after a great bother and writing every opportunity myself, at the end of about 3 months after the ships arrival the case came to light having been stowed away in some out of the way place in some of the stores.