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Frank Leward: Memorials

Same to the same

Same to the same.

Jame's Town Oct. 25.

Dear Mother Weve had head winds nearly all the way from Demerara. This did look a funny place out at sea like a beastly pyramid sticking out of the water. We were obliged to put in here to get water and were off again to-morrow I expect. Its jolly on shore a lot of niggers and Chinese they are funny-looking beggars with pig-tails down their backs. Yesterday I and Jones and the first mate went up to Longwood house to see Napoleons tomb about 2000 feet up. I think it a beastly shame not to keep his tomb better I used to think he page 39was a fine fellow although he fought against us, they havent even put his name on it. Edwards got some of the willow over the tomb. Its very jolly and cool here. It was very pretty going up to the tomb such a lot of flowers and things. We shall take some cattle on board and fruit it will be jolly after the beastly salt junk weve had to eat all the way out the old man sends me and Jones plum duff on Sundays because of Lord Pennis I expect the other sailors never get any unless we give them some of ours. I hate the grog Jones generally gets mine or some of the men it stinks beastly Goodbye I must stop now

—your affectionate son