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  • Title
    Item 10: Letter received by John Fowell from Newton Fowell, 20 May 1787
  • Call number
    SAFE/MLMSS 4895/1/10 (Safe 1/188)
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    20 May 1787
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  • Physical Description
    Textual Records - manuscript
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    Transcript of letter:
    Sirius at Sea May 20 1787
    Hon'd Father I send short
    I would let no opportunity slip of Writing you tho my Letter be ever so short just to tell you where the ship now is & her proceedings since we sailed which was on Sunday last with a fair Wind and stood down Channel on Wednesday we took our departure from the Bill of Portland which was the last Land We Saw or are likely to see these 3 or 4 Years. We have since last Friday had a foul wind and blowing hard till to day and by my Account we are in Lattd 47. 47 N. Longd 11. 15 W. Cape Finistere dist 93 Leagues
    The Hyæna Capt D'Corsey Convoyed us from Spithead and to Night returns to England by which opportunity I send this Letter
    We are now bound to Teneriffe where we shall stay a fortnight. We have a Brigg now with us called the Supply commanded by a Leiut it is currently reported she is to be made in to a Sloop of War & Mr Ball who now Commands her to be made a Master & Commander if so I dont doubt but I shall jump in for that Chance which will be as soon as we are out of the Limits of the Admiralty. I like Capt Philip vastly he is a very good Man & a Smart Officer. I was the first that dined with him/he seemed very Chearful & wished
    vastly to get to Sea/ which was at Spithead
    This day the Irons were taken off the Convicts they are Cheifly in good health, There is no other news Stirring and I am in great haste for fear of Missing the Boat.
    Give my Respects to Capt & Mrs Ourry & Compts to all the Club my Duty to my Mother & Love to my Brothers My Duty to my Aunts Pauncefort and Digby I am Hon'd Father
    Your dutiful Son
    Newton Fowell
    I shall write again at Teneriffe
    I send this by Cunningham that was home with me
    Lre's from Mr Newton Fowell on A Voyage to Botany Bay - in H.M.S. Sirius
    John Fowell Esqr
    B. Hall
    So Brent
    May 20th 1787
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    Microfilm copy available at CY 1206
    Digital order no:Album ID : 824075
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