May 1, 1863
Association for the Protection of Commercial Interests as respects Wrecked and Damaged Property
Lloyd’s, 1st May 1863
Captain F.W. Lodge
Your letters date 18th-20th & 22nd of March have within this last few days come to hand.
I am glad to see that such a large quantity of the treasure has been recovered though from what you say I fear but a small portion of it will find its way to Europe.
I find that the 2 boxes marked HI Co. 141/142 are insured by Lloyd’s and the bill of lading for the same has been sent to Hentch & Co., San Francisco, who are themselves underwriters on the above cases.
I have not been able to get hold of any more bills of lading for you.
I am, Dear Sir, your obedt. servt.
For I.A.W. Harper, secretary