Letterbook of Joseph Vernon Bussell Containing Two Letters to Capel Carter 22 December 1832

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sauspan and a bucket turned upside down and the door crowded with dogs who were not allowed to come in knowing too well the way to the Sugar and biscuit bags. I had not been in this situation two days when an unlucky occurrence happened which was the losing a great part of our deals the only things we had for building a temporary house to shelter our goods from the rainy season, the way it happened was this having had some heavy rains during the night the river was more than usually high and they were floated away. Pearce and I went early the next morning to look after them, but only found a very few. On returning conceive our despair the tent our only hope of shelter at a moment when from the rain we (were [Page 2]