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CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
LevelItem
Ref NoMS 1160/6/16
TitleLetter: Alexander Forbes to Charles Gordon of Buthlaw
Date28 September 1781
Extent1 item
DescriptionLetter from Alexander Forbes, St. George’s, Jamaica to Charles Gordon of Buthlaw, care of Dr. William Thom, Aberdeen, by the 'Swift' packet, Captain James. Trusts that Gordon has now arrived home safely after a stormy passage. Gives Jamaica news and account of damage suffered by shipping in harbours of Kingston and Port Royal and countryside from hurricane on 1 August. He has been unable to visit Leeward and report on Georgia; Messrs. Grant will no doubt do so. The fleet has been dispersed and many may never reach Britain. He gives news of friends and acquaintances, deaths, and asks Gordon to look into some claim of Forbes’ in London, and to visit his mother.
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