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Letter to Colonel Gaspar Gomes Dias from Thomas Benbow, which asks for the receipt of the payment he made to the Colonel via Jose Larraury. He tells the Colonel that one of this calves died on the journey, and that its mother was sent back. He asks for the kindness of a discount given this situation.
Illustrious Mister Gaspar Gomes Dias
Cangussu 6 of February of 1859
Friend and Mister To Mr. Jose Larraury I delivered the amount of six oncas in gold, and one is in the value of thirteen oncas, to be delivered to you whose amount as soon as Your … receives will do me the favour of sending the receipt
I have to tell you that when I left there with the cattle, as the distance of half a league, a calf that came with bugs died as your foreman can tell you.
The cow mother of the said calf went back and therefore I hope for your kindness to discount in the … that I left you I wish you happy health for being
From V. Sr. Am.o Cr.o
[signature]Thomas Benbow Phillips
Illustrious Mister
Gaspar Gomes Dias

Wintered ('Invernada' is the past form of 'invernar' which according to the dictionary means 'to spend the winter' or, a Brazil specific term, 'to shelter the cattle for the winter')

Transcription: Senr Gaspar Gomes Dias
Cangussu 6 de Fevereiro de 1859
Am.o e Sen.r Ao Senr Jose Larraury entreguei-lhe a quantia de seis oncas em ouro, e hum fica no valor de treze oncas, para lhe ser entregue cuja quantia assim que V. … receba me fara favor de receber o recibo.
Tenho adizer-lhe que quando dahi Sahi com o gado, como distanccia de meia legua morreu-me hum terneiro que vinha abixado, como seu capatar o pode dizer.
A Vaca mai do dito tirneiro voltara para traz e por isso espero de sua bondade me desconte no fica que ahi deixei Dezejo-lhe feliz Saude per ser
De. V. Sr. Am.o Cr.o
[signature]Thomas Benbow Phillips Senr
Gaspar Gomes Dias

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