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

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payment six months however passed and a merchantman came but we received no letters. We laid out all the money we had but two pounds which with short allowance gave us another six months provisions fully expecting the next intelligence would bring us letters, but we were not to be so fortunate and an accident which happened to a part of our stock, and which I am about to relate rendered us upon the next arrival more than ever in distress. I must tell you then our old enemy the sea which had before washed away our deals, now undermining the sand completely buried a cask containing all the provisions by way of meat which we had laid in by the last opportunity and all our efforts to find it were in vain, our vexation (at [Page 9]