On This Day: 16 August 1704

On this day in 1704, Thomas Hammond wrote to Thomas Bowrey at Tunbridge Wells about warehousing for the cargo of the Worcester. Being away from home, Bowrey was unable to find warehouse space himself.  One of the warehouses he had enquired about was already being used by the East India Company for the goods arrived on the Arabella.

Hammond added the comment that he was sorry you are disappointed of the Enjoyment you went downe to Tunbridge for; hope it will soone blow over. Although it is tempting to think that Bowrey was experiencing disappointing August weather such as we are at present, the comment was more likely to be his concern about his ships. Hammond and Bowrey were still waiting for news that the Mary Galley was ready to sail but the greatest concern was for the Worcester even though news of her seizure was unlikely to have been known to Bowrey on the 14th when he wrote to Hammond.

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