Letter from Captain Joseph Thompson to John Gare Butler, April 14th, 1821
14th April, 1821.
Revd. and Dear Sir,
I beg to inform you that the draft for £2 15s 9d, which I received from you on account of timber supplied the settlement by Mr. King, Mr. Marsden has refused to pay. I am sorry to say that the Society's concerns go on here in a very curious way at present. To-morrow morning I expect to sail for the Derwent on a fishing voyage. I suppose the “Active” will return to you when she comes from the Derwent, but if things remain in their present state, it is not my intention to sail in her any longer. Please make my respects to Mrs. Butler and your son Samuel, to Mr. and Mrs. Kemp, to Mr. Francis Hall, and I remain,