From the collection of Ivan W. MacKenzie, firstname.lastname@example.org, Transcribed by Dave Hunter.
Geo. Thomson, Darnley Basin to Messrs. Broad & Fowler, Newcastle Mirimachi 20 July, 1832.
Darnley Basin Prince Edwd Isld, 25th July 1832
Messrs Broad & Fowler,
I herewith send you a tub of Butter ????and have to regret its being delayed so long, but the season has proved to uncommonly obstinate since I wrote you for the indigo that we found it impossible to make butter sooner, and now this vefsel has sailed sooner than I expected, had she been one week later, I would have had from 35 to 40 lb. for you instead of 25.
I have to thank you for your attention to my order for the Indigo, and at the same time request a similar lot of four pounds good tea, and ten pounds Sugar forwarded by the Bearer Wm Keily - and by the next opportunity I will have another Tub Butter to send you. I also wanted a syth [scythe] if the Bearer Wm Keily should request it, please send it.
Should they demand any freight please answer it, and charge it to my acct., and furnish me with the bill by them, also.
Also I intend going over in the fall. I would be glad to hear how the Markets were about the last of Septr - Harvest offers to be uncommonly late with us therfore we cannot expect to get early to market with our produce but I hope it will be before the frost.
Your Obedt Servt