[Ink mss receipt.]On the 25th of [Leshrim Lwel?] 1261 or Seventh of November one thousand eight hundred and forty-five I have received in full from Mess.rs John Ross & Co., English merchants of Malta, the sum of two thousand one hundred and seventy four effective Spanish dollars, amount of a letter of credit given me by Mess.rs Hanson & Co. of Constantinople on the aforesaid Mess.rs John Ross & Co. In consequence I have delivered to them the letter of credit and sealed receipts in duplicate for the said some of 2,174 Spanish dollars. Malta. November 7th 1845. [With an Arabic text, probably a Maltese translation, and an ink stamp.]
John Ross & Co were appointented agents to the East India Company in Malta in 1805. Charles S. Hanson & Co was an English bank in Istambul, until the firm failed in December 1881.
[Ref: 17510] £160.00