Stately note of thanks from an Eighteenth Century client to his noble patron, for his continued "kind Offices and favours in my behalfe." "My Uncle Carpenter who I suppose by this time is gon to ye Imperial Court hath likewise used his Endeavours for my farther preferment."
Also a note to a patron. Has transmitted to the B. of O. surgeon Skeen's memorial. "I doe assure you he is a Gentellman who deserves yr favor." Excuses himself for not writing oftener, "but our Cituation is very perplexed (?) at present for such Convaniency." Hopes for better things soon.
Since his last to the S. of W., of June 6, a vessel has arrived from the Victualling Office, with nine months' provisions at short allowance. Clark the Boston merchant, who supplied us in our necessity, assures us that it is with difficulty he can get Gordon, formerly our agent, to accept our bills; G. pretending that they are not drawn in proper form. Caulfeild has always drawn them in form prescribed by Nicholson, (except once, and C. advised Gordon of the error). Wants a stop put to this; and that Lynn or Gordon be ordered to make payments "without using such Equivocations." They have had our money in their hands a considerable time, without sending any abstracts or accounts; whereby we are "Incapable of drawing for our Personal Subsistance." Informed that it is partly if not entirely Nicholson's doing. Consequence is great hardship: what clothing N. left or sent us is bad and dear. Sends by this conveyance a specimen of each article of clothing, with the price affixed "to demonstrate our Usage." Coats were sold to moor at 6s. and charged to us at 21s. At this time there