On This Day: 31 May 1712

On this day in 1712, Jacob Mears wrote to Bowrey to let him know that he had arrived in Berlin four days earlier. He had travelled there to present his and Bowrey’s proposals for a settlement on the east coast of Africa to the King of Prussia.

Ever since arriving he had been trying to meet with ministers and had, so far, only managed to deliver an abstract of their proposal. This was well received and he hoped soon to meet with the Prime Minister.

He continues to complain about his gout in both hands and his right foot. This was preventing him from travelling.

He asked that Bowrey lets Mr Bonnet that he has arrived and delivered his letters and large packet. Frederic Bonet was a minister of the King of Prussia how lived at Suffolk Street in the City of London.

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