Hurst, 16th Aug, 1862
I shall be very much obliged to you, if you will be kind enough to inform me whether the Ship, “ORWELL”, commended by Captain Quinn, belonging to you, has arrived or not from Australia, which would start from there on the 28th of April last?
My reasons for asking you this question is, my Nephew, Simon Daykin, Arkindale, Yorkshire, wrote from Melbourne sometime ago to say most likely he would start for England in Her, but who has not arrived yet.
I am yours etc.,
Robt Daykin
To Messrs

Agents to the Black Ball Line Shipping Co., London.