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5A - Early correspondence: 8 October 1816 - 15 March 1817: - 1814-1817
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CMS/B/OMS/C A1 E5A/3
9 October 1816: Leicester Mountain: Butscher to Pratt
Many of the children ('Hebos') whom he recently received from a 'slave vessel' have died. Sickness spread in the vessel's cramped conditions and over half of the cargo of 500 enslaved people are now dead.
He has begun work on a schoolhouse 100' x 26'. He finds relations with MacCarthy strained on the question of whether the Government or the Society should support the children.
E5-8: The numbers are all original numbers with minor amendments.
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