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Title: [W. M. Barnett?], HMS Thunder, Bermuda to [?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBarnett, W.M/32
SenderBarnett, W.M.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBermuda Islands
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2642/1/88B: Photocopied by Courtesy of Mrs Spence.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9007138
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 09:11:1993.
Word Count307
TranscriptHMS Thunder

Bermuda, Aug 20th 47 [1847?]

My dear Sir,
Enclosed I send you
the account of my three
years stewardship of your
sons' affairs, which I trust
wil appear satisfactory.
You will perceive that
I have gone a little beyond
the sum I proposed, but
this has been mostly my
own fault. you will see
that I indulged him with
a leep to New Orleans where
we have been lately feeling
assured that lately feeling
like him to see this great
wonder of the west and not
to lose an opportunity which
might not occur to him
I am happy to say
that he has conducted him
self accordingly well but
he has no time for the
surveying part of the service
- altho [although?] he has very quickly
obtained a knowledge of
navigation, at least
sufficient for him at present
you are no doubt aware
that is sight is defective
and to this perhaps is owing
his disinclination to become
a Surveyor, however I [torn]
state no doubt that his
having been with us, will
prove much to his advantage
I propose now to give
him the controul [control] of his
own money affairs, his
[needs?] pay is £30 per annm [annum?]
which he draws half yearly
in Septr and March and
at the intervening quarters
June & Decr I shall endorce [endorse?]

him a bill in my agents for
£15. I can now however
have no objections to you
increasing his annual advance
to £40 if you think
proper. but whatever sum
he is to have, I think it
stil desirable that it
should pass through my
hands, I mean that his
Bills should always receive
my endorcements [endorsements?]. For perhaps
it may be more convenient
to you, to let him
draw upon your Banker
at once, instead of passing the amount thro [through?]
the hands of my agent
My dear Sir
yours very truly
[W. M. Barnett?]