Some time since a brig, at present called the Carleton, was put up for public sale at the London-docks, and was purchased by Mr Scott, a chain lighterman, residing at Wapping, for the sum of £750. After undergoing considerable repairs at the new Cranewharf, Wapping, the vessel put to sea under Captain Bacon, who had become part owner. After leaving this port it was found necessary to put into Hartlepool, where, while the vessel was undergoing some repairs in the interior part of the bulk head, 16.000 Spanish dollars were found secreted in a place purposely hollowed out for the reception of the precious deposit. The dollars, as our reporter was informed, are of an old mintage, and very pure silver.- Globe
SG & SGTL ; Vo; 6 ; page 280 ; 10 Nov 1849.
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