Can you help? Grimsby Museum is stumped on a word from 1860's letter

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The Grimsby Museum is asking for your help with a mystery word.

This letter was sent from Theoron Woolverton to his father Jonathan in the 1860's. 

While it has been transcribed by a Grimsby Museum volunteer, there is a word they are stumped on. 

The word in question is circled.

CKTB's Tom McConnell will be joined by the museum at 4:25pm to learn more.