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Letter XLVII: Thursday, April 11, 1850

In several preceding Letters I have given ample particulars concerning the number, condition, pay, and provisions of the Merchant Seamen Afloat. I have described the state of the men in the different classes of vessels - both sail and steam-impelled - belonging to the foreign and coasting trades appertaining to the port of London. It now remains for me, in order to complete the picture, to set forth treatment and habits of the Merchant Seamen Ashore.