Times, date unknown, perhaps June 22, 1882
THE LOSS OF
Among the latest
subscriptions to the Douro relief fund received by the Mayor
of Southampton is a sum of Pounds 51 from the passengers and
officers of the Royal
Mail Steamer Don, handed to Captain Gillies, commander of that
vessel, with a letter from a committee formed on board, "
as a mark of their appreciation of the unselfish and gallant
efforts of the officers of the Douro to save life, not only at
the risk, but at the sacrifice of their own."
" We venture to trust
" the letter says, " that this small offering may
serve to alleviate the distress of the widows or orphans of
the crew, who made duty their first consideration." The
passengers and officers of the Royal Mail steamer Tagus have
also contributed Pounds 48, and smaller amounts have been
received from other
sources. The fund now amounts to about Pounds 1,250.
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Wreck Commissioner's Court -
Monday, July 10, 1882
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