Letter, [Hewlett Townsend Coles], "Ship Liverpool's Boats towards St. Johns," to [Catherine Van Suydam Coles], n.p.
July 26: A continuation of the entry from the previous sheet. Coles describes the evacuation to the ship's boats, and provides an ink sketch of the three vessels (pinnace, launch, and jolly boat) as they proceeded southwest towards Newfoundland. He is doubtful about their chances for survival: "my Dear Beloved Wife is allmost a widdow. it is now I bid my wife Farewell, perhaps forever." July 28: A short entry describing the bad weather and conditions in the open boats. July 30: The sighting of land: "Rejoice with me my Catherine rejoice. I once more See the Land." Explains Captain Lee's plan to procure one vessel to carry the passengers on to Liverpool and another to take the crew back to New York. Expects to return home at the end of August. August 2: Writing now from St. John's, Newfoundland, Coles describes the survivors' arrival in the harbor, where the "wharve was lined with people asking us about our misfortune."