HAYHURST & WHITLEY, 1820
National Archives, Kew, CO48/52, 411
Liverpool 3rd Jan'y 1820
We have to acknowledge the receipt of your esteemed favor of 1st Inst & have to observe that we forwarded Lord Charles SOMERSET's Letter on the 30th Ulto which we trust you have received ere this.
The party under our direction are put to great inconvenience for want of Bedding, and having been detained longer than they at first calculated on are not able to provide themselves & families with a sufficiency to keep them from the inclemency of the season. We humbly beg leave to petition the Navy Board through your interest, trust they will supply them with the above articles as a regular Transport or troop ship.
Your very obedient humble [servants]
HAYHURST & WHITLEY