588 11 March My dear Sir I am sorry that I made a use of your note to me that you did not intend, but I think you do not see it quite in the right light. The Time Ball is a most important matter affecting the shipping and if the ??
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587 March 4 My dear Sir On Receipt of your letter about the Ball I complained to Mr Cracknell that the Ball at Newcastle was not dropped by wire but by hand thereby causing ?? ??& Mr Rollins??
586 29 Feby Capt Allen My dear Sir Have you been able to do anything with the Time Ball yet, I am anxious to know if it was big enough to slide freely on the Mast, as we were in some doubt about the sizes.
676 12 Feby 3 My dear Sir I sent you a parcel containing wire & chain on Jany 12th. Did you get them and how will they answer the purpose. I have since find some small wire rope but though it is about right in size it is I fear made of too coarse wire to work over a pulley and seems rather intended for standing rigging.