Found October 1892, Broadsea, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire.
In a bottle:
Oct. 7th, 1892.–At Se.–Smack Prince Wales.–Dear Mother.–We R lying to in a horaken of wind of Orknes, and the sea is offal heavy. Harly posabel to us to live in it. If I never see you anie mor God will provid for you. The two other men is keeping up with a good harth; love to all from your son, CHARLES GILBERTSON.
Newspapers called this misspelled message a “characteristic letter”.
[Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, 15 October 1892]