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wish he w.d be as considerate on the Port Charges on Shipping ever touching here with provisions & a safer Pilot & more of them than hitherto - but in vain -
It is idle in the extreme for a young Colony half starving (now there are ab.t 100 Tons of flour hold here, but little spare meat & a few tons (6 or 7 ) of sugar & the Orelia has been charted to V.D.L. for flour) to levy port charges on shipping when he ought to hold out any & every encouragement he c.d try not adding expense, to any that come here - There have been 11 Wrecks since the first landing & I fear will be more in The Winter months on acc.t of the N. Westers w.h blow like hurricanes 

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