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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe, 1761-1771
Volume 14, Page 21   View pdf image (33K)
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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe. 21



Letter thinking it will save Your Ldp a considerable Sum in
Insurance if not in Freight to send it by Colo Lloyds which
Your Ldp may depend I will not fail to do.

[Sharpe to Calvert.]

Copy of 108th Letter to Mr Calvert Dated the 15th of Feby 1762.
transmitted by Capt Gowland.
Having received His Ldp's several Instructions dated the
8th of Octr last, also the Letter you were pleased to address to
me the same Day with a Postscript added the 19th of that
month & another short Letter dated the 26th of Octr I embrace
the earliest opportunity to answer such parts thereof as were
not written by way of Reply to my former Letters. I dis-
patched your Packet to Colo Lloyd & your Letter to Mr Bacon
hath been delivered but as it appeared when I had closed your
Letter to Mr Bordley as if the Seal had been broken & the
Lettr opened I declined delivering it lest such Appearance
should have induced him to entertain Suspicions of its having
been opened out of Curiosity; however upon finding that His
Ldp was absolutely averse to Mr Ridout's acting any longer
as Comy Genl I have again solicited & at length persuaded
Mr Bordley to accept that Office which tho more lucrative is
not for the Reasons that he heretofore gave me & which I
then communicated to you so agreeable to him as the Office he
now resigns to Mr Ridout who I believe is by no means dis-
pleased with the Exchange for altho by having since his
Appointment strenuously applied himself to the Study of that
Branch of the Law which relates to Testamentary Affairs, the
Duty of Executors & Administrators he had acquired a suffi-
cient Share of Knowledge & Experience to discharge with
Credit to himself the Duties of his Office, he is sensible there
are some among us who would rejoice at his Committing an
Error & therefore as I have already intimated resigns without
the least Reluctance an Office that exposed him more than
any other he can hold to the Malevolence of such as may have
look't on him with an evil Eye. As I did myself apprehend
that Mr Bordley was the most proper Person to fill the Com-
missary's Office I was not a little displeased as you must have
seen by my Letter dated the 19th of April last at his Refusing
to succeed Mr Dulany & was inclined to attribute his Refusal
to a different Motive from what he himself assigned however
the Readiness he shewed to assist Mr Ridout lessened my
Chagrine & as he hath now by accepting the Commissary's
Office made every thing easy I will endeavour to forget all
that hath past & hope I shall never again have such reason as

Letter Bk. IV



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