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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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China - Foreign Mails

Lot 533    

China, 1834 (Nov. 29) Macao to Canton, China, folded letter datelined "Macao Nov 29 1834" from T. Bainbridge to Moses Wetmore begging for assistance as he is pennyless and has run up a debt for board, reads in part: "…I have never expressed an unwillingness to return to my native country, but as you will know and as I was told that no Capt would take me on any terms…If the amount of which you have mentioned could be appropriated to paying for my passage to Calcutta, of one hundred dollar the remainder would nearly exonerate me from debt here…", manuscript Chinese character docketing on bottom flap and "10. Cents" notation on top flap; light overall toning, Fine.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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