Volume 60: William Campbell letters, 1846-1894: No. 069
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If I can do any thing for you prior to arrival I shall only be too glad.
27 March 1860
My dear Mr. Macarthur,
I had the pleasure of your letter of the 17th inst. I think you have acted wisely in deferring your voyage for a month longer, as the equinoctial gales will be over before you start. The "Northam" although a fine fast going Steamer is badly ventilated and although it will be warmer in the red sea with you, you will be in a better ventilated ship, and I think altogether more comfortable. I speak from experience, having made 4 passages to & from Europe in Steamers, one of them in the "Northam".
I have ascertained that Mr. G.A. Amos is a most respectable