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Letter from John T Bourne to John White

Title

Letter from John T Bourne to John White

Description

letter detailing the arrival of the Advance in Wilmington with her cargo

Creator

John T Bourne

Source

Vandiver, Frank E., Edit., Confederate Blockade Running Through Bermuda 1861-1865. Letters and Cargo Manifests. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1947. p. 49

Date

October 30th, 1863

Contributor

Swing, Matt

Type

Document

Original Format

Correspondence

Text

John White, Esq., London

Dear Sir, --I have the pleasure to inform you of the safe arrival this day of the str. "Advance" from Wilmington.
The cargo consists of Five Hundred Bales of Cotton which I would suggest you insure against fire while now in the course of reshipment and hope to forward you Bills Lading per good ship shortly.
The Marine Insurance will commence on signing Bill of Lading which will be duly notified.--
News--"Venus" lost on Wilmington coast. No further progress by the enemy on Charleston.

John T. Bourne

St. George's, Bermuda
30th October, 1863

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John T Bourne, Letter from John T Bourne to John White, Civil War Era NC, accessed May 22, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/520.