This letter was written by Johann Aagaard to inform H van Breda that his cargo was in danger of being impounded.[1]


Dear Captain van Breda,

In accordance with the Merchant Shipping Act 11.303.(5), I am required to give you notice that unless the cargo currently stored in Number 5 East Warehouse is loaded by high tide on the morning of April 16, it will be impounded by the Harbour Authority and held for disposal by public auction.

Yours truly,

Johann Aagard,

Harbour Master



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