Letter from Sir John William Philips Marshall at Portsmouth, London to William Phillips Esq., Portsmouth, London [Digital Version]

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Marshall, John William Phillips, Sir, 1785-1850, Letter from Sir John William Philips Marshall at Portsmouth, London to William Phillips Esq., Portsmouth, London (April 21, 1813)

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Title: Letter from Sir John William Philips Marshall at Portsmouth, London to William Phillips Esq., Portsmouth, London [Digital Version]
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Author: Marshall, John William Phillips, Sir, 1785-1850
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Publication date: 2010-06-07
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Provenance: The Sir John William Phillips Marshall Papers were purchased from the dealer Walford and received Feb. 8, 1965.
Description: 2 handwrittenpages. Letter # 24 beginning on page 42 of bound volume of transcribed correspondence
Source(s): Marshall, John William Phillips, Sir, 1785-1850, Letter from Sir John William Philips Marshall at Portsmouth, London to William Phillips Esq., Portsmouth, London (April 21, 1813)
Source Identifier: Sir John William Phillips Marshall letters, 1802-1850, MS 141, Letter #24, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
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  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Prisoners of war--Great Britain--Correspondence
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42

My dear Sir,

I had the pleasure this evening, of receiving letters from my friend Mrs. Wilder,
Mrs. Taylor & George. I pray you will express my thanks to Mrs. Taylor & George for their
kind attention to me, to Mrs. Wilder I must write a few lines in return for her goodness. Though
I should be happy to hear from you, I do not regard your silence as unkind, as I
greatly suspect your solicitude to help me through my present difficulties, occupies
your time, & unavoidably deprives me of a pleasure which I cannot but regret.
I this morning received a letter form Mr. Barrow Secty directing me to correspond with
the Transport Board on the subject of my exchange as a prisoner of War, & shall trans-
mit
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you their Lordships letter on the subject. I therefore intend writing the Transport
Board by this Post.

In consequence of the wind veering to the Eastward of North. The ships of War, with
the several outward bound convoys, are preparing to go out to sea, & I imagine the


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whole will be clear from the anchorage by sunset this evening, in consequence of this
circumstance. Sir Rich [Illegible: Bickuten] has annul'd the [Illegible: Sigl] for the Java’s Court Martial to-
morrow
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, & it will not take place till Friday. The commanding officer wishing me to
remain as Evidence, I think it would be ungenerous in me to leave this, I have not
been officially summoned. Genl. Hislop is equally impatient with myself, & re-
mains
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on the same grounds as myself. We purpose leaving Portsmouth together the
instant the court is dissolved. We dine, & sleep on the Road at a Friend of his, & hope
to reach Town early the following day.

I expect my luggage to be landed this afternoon. I shall leave every-
thing belonging to me in this town. Mr. Bixby the banker having offered me house room
for my trunks & c. I am induced to this measure, by the probability that when I again
go afloat; that I may have to Embark from here. From appearances of my
necessary delay in Portsmouth I much fear I shall not have the happiness of
seeing you and my Friends in town till Saturday. Pray give my most affectionate
regards to Mrs. Taylor, the Genl. my Revd Friend, & Mrs. P. George & Jane with my
best love for all the children, & kind remembrances to all Friends, I remain y dear

Sir, ever your very affectionate & grateful.
Jho. W. P. Marshall
William Phillips Esq.

I pray you will have the goodness to open any official communications that may be
addressed to me in Grosvenor Place.
(addressed to) William Phillips Esq.



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Date: 2010-06-07
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