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[Letter from John Watson to Young John Allen, September 27, 1883]
27th Sept 1883
In answer to your letter to Mr Thompson enquiring about the Kong. Pau. I have to say that of the 54 vol [deleted] copies vol XV [added] received 30 were distributed (gratis) to Mandarins in & around Amoy 6 are [deleted] remain neither sold nor given away & 18 were sold. A Chinese book-seller got 20 cents commission on each copy.
I enclose a cheque for $14.40 the balance of $18 after
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deducting $3.60 commission
I am sorry that we did not manage to sell more.
Sec. of Tract Society
To Rev Young J. Allen DD.