Gibraltar, Algeria, Malta, Egypt, India, Burma, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea, Russia

August 15th, 1888


My beloved Angee,

We are making a call for few hours at above port, a French settlement, so that I have a little taste of Africa this morning – we have had a delightful trip from Gibraltar and hope to reach Malta on Friday evening. On calling upon a few dealers here I find our agent has not long since seen them, but our trade seems very poor although H & P's goods swarm in the place. There are only two other saloon passengers on board – two officers going to Malta and we get on very happily together – it is getting warm and I hear is very hot in Malta – much love again to the dear boys and their and our treasures and to your dear self and believe me my beloved Angee.

Being very affectionate Husband.

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