[Autograph Letter From Samuel Pile From Jamaica To Brother Frank [With] Autograph Letter To Frank Pile From R. Day.
I- Bifolium, 25 x 19.5cm, three pages of text, addressed and franked on blank last page. Two small tears to lower panel from opening with small piece of loss effecting a couple of letter. Dated 9th February, 1824. From Samuel in Jamaica to his brother at Bath, acknowledging receipt of a watch of which he cannot wear the chain due to problems with lightning strikes on the island; advising that he has commenced in business as a wine and spirit merchant as addition to selling salt & potassium and offering services as baker, cutler, shoemaker, tailor, ironmonger and other roles. He reports his lack of capital for stock and his workload as in addition he is marshall of the Clarendon Regiment and local constable. He plans to settle Eliza (his daughter) and return. II- Bifolium, 23 x 18.5cm, embossed paper quality mark at head "Superfine Bath." Addressed and franked on blank last page, black wax seal. Dated Nov 29th, 1828. From R. Day to Frank Pile a short time after the family had received news of Samuel's death. Day discusses a shipment of mahogany and it's disposal; that he has been making enquiries in relation to the circumstances respecting Samuel's death and at the request of Frank's mother he has been attempting to contact Samuel's daughter, Eliza, to tell her that "...she will find friends in her father's relations should she like to visit England - which [Day thought] would be desirable as there is no doubt of the will being made in her favour - therefore ther would be no chance of her becoming an encumbrance." An interesting survival.
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