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Two letters from Captain John C. Cowell to Samuel Faulkner of Dublin,

1782. 1794.
Main Creator: Cowell John C., Captain
Contributors: Faulkner, Samuel
Summary:Letter 1: Cowell thanks Faulkner profusely, on behalf of himself and a person called 'Bob', for Faulkner's generosity in sending him money (£25); he says his company are under orders to sail in a few weeks and most likely his next letter will be written on board a ship.

Letter 2: Cowell says the shattered state of his health from the hardships he endured hardly allows him strength to write; he stopped briefly at Jamaica to make enquiries on Faulkner's behalf, and encloses a letter (not present) setting out all that he did there; he explains that, as his ship stayed only a short time at Kingston, he could not travel to the north of the island regarding the business, but left the matter in the hands of an attorney. Cowell describes the 'shocking' mortality rate of the soldiers at Port au Prince, talks about the garrison and the enemy numbers and hopes to receive upwards of £2,000 as his share of the prize money from the success of the British forces. He tells Faulkner to direct letters to the Spring Garden Coffee House, Charing Cross.
Notes:In June 1794 British troops captured Port au Prince, in Haiti, from the French.

The letters are written in two different hands.

Physical description: 2 items.

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MS 49,772/1-2
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