This letter to W. H. Owen, dated 19 November 1860, was sent by Captain Robert Hughes, master of the 'Caroline' from Rangoon. Hughes informs W. H. Owen that he arrived off the Rangoon lightship on 16 November after a journey of 140 days. He regrets to inform his employer that the ship was involved in an accident. The ship had been left in the charge of George Wailes, a licensed pilot, but during the journey up the river the ship ran aground and remained on the bank for two hours.

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