Batavia June 26th 1805 –
This will inform you of our arrival at this port but to very bad markets there being not a pound of Coffee or Sugar to be had at any price – we have been here 17 days & tomorrow we shall sail for Calcutta – the Cargo I brought out here I have sold for 30(?) on the Invoice – Respecting Insurance on my adventure I wish you to do as you think best – Remember me to all inquiring friends & tell them we are all in very good health –
From your Dear friend & Loving Brother
From Capt Ryan Lovett
Batavia June 26th 1805
Mr. Abraham Kilham
Ryan Lovett, Ryan Lovett to Abraham Kilham (June 26, 1805). Abraham Kilham Papers, 1787-1847. Historic Beverly, Beverly, MA.