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

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at this was extreme for we had nothing to look forward to but to live on the means of the Country. Our expectations being very much damped by frequent disappointments and a vessel having hove in sight we started for her before she had anchored to see if she had brought us any news but alas! no tidings and to add still more to our calamitous situation on returning home the boat was upset on the bar luckily no lives were lost but the boat has never been recovered. John had just put his in thorough repair and had spent a great deal of pains and trouble on her in this destitute situation we determined to part with Pearce till we should receive news from home we applied to Captn. Molloy (who [Page 10]