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Antigua, 28 Dec. 1847. ALS to Mr. and Mrs. J. Murray [of Newcastle],...
"Dear Friends You will think me very delatory... by not writing to you before now... the first person called upon was William Turnbull he is standing in a Drapers Shop... Sandy Dalgleish... provision and Grog Store... Robby Hogg... John Scott... his brother Archie... I got a situation as overseer on an adjourning estate about a mile from J. Scott's and about the same from Archibald's... the system of making Rum of which I promised to give you a full account... Our population consists of upwards of one hundred Negroes... between forty and fifty Porteguese... upwards of one thousand emigrants imported from the Island of Madeira... on account of the famine... the Royal Bank of Liverpool which failed sometime ago has been very much felt here one of the directors being one of the chief partners for the Estate on which I am living... that is one of the Messers Shands of Liverpool... the Liddisdale people here are well... George Dalgleish arrived... James Gedders(?) died... Archibald Scott was married..." signed "Andrew Thorburn.", Original digital object name: bei-m577, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.