This letter was sent to W. H. Owen from Callao by John Jones, Captain of the 'Forest King', 30 May 1868. He apologises for not writing sooner but explains that he has suffered several setbacks. His wife died of dysentery on 26 April after a month's illness. Her body remains on board the ship for it was her last wish to be buried at home. For 10 days following the death of his wife, Captain Jones took to his bed suffering from a heavy fever and is very lucky to be alive. Since his last letter, they left Chinchas and arrived at Callao on Friday morning.

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