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Letter from Edward Jasper to Drakeford
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Letter from Edward Jasper to Drakeford on behalf of a George Fox who has been impressed on the Cholmondley Tender now at Portsmouth, 11 January 1742

As Drakeford had naval contacts through his work as Purser and Prize Agent, he was called upon to intercede in the case of a man who has been inappropriately impressed upon a HMS ship.

This letter is one of several hundred items of correspondence relating to a variety of subjects.

Other suject areas covered include; the social and administrative organisation of the peace-time navy; letters about the war-time navy, 1739-47; and letters about prize matters.


(© Staffordshire Record Office: D1798/HM Drakeford/21)


Admiral George Anson (1697-1762) Sir John Leveson (1555-1615) George Legge, Baron Dartmouth (c1647-1691) Richard Drakeford (c1709-1757) John Jervis, Earl St. Vincent (1735-1823)