ROBERTSON (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
THE NAVY IN 1768
Edward HAWKE (1st Baron, 1705-1781). He was made First Lord of the Admiralty in the Chatham Ministry in December 1766 and promoted to Admiral of the Fleet on 15 January 1768.

Item Date:  1768

Stock No:  39791      £125

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