THE NAVY IN 1768
(of Lyme Regis)
Autograph Letter signed to "My Lord"
saying that when he "last had the honor to see your Lordship at Rainham you was so very kind & good as to offer your Lordship's assistance in regard to the Promotion of my Nephew, who was then aiming at being made a Master and Commander. This he have sometime ago obtained with a Promise of being employed, but as few Sloops are now put in Commission his prospect of Employment is rather distant for which reason if I may presume to request your Lordships Assistance with Sir Edw. Hawke to get my Nephew Capt James Robertson employed I shall be much obliged to your Lordship and a Ship on any station will be acceptable to him and hitherto he have distinguished himself as an officer of Merit and I doubt not he will continue so to do and is very desirous of being employed ...", 1 side 4to., with a note on the verso that the letter is "to shew to Capt. Manby",Lyme Regis, 26th October