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Letter from some tradesmen to Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle
Townsend, Edward; Webber, Samuel; Et Al.
July 21, 1733
Volume 03, Pages 498-499

[B. P. R. O. Am: & W. Ind: No. 592.]
SAM. WEBBER & OTHERS TO THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE. LONDON 21th JULY 1733.

May it please your Grace,

We understand Sr Phillip York's opinyon is that his Majestie to grant us a Charter might cramp the Woolen factory &c: (Wee are sorry his Honors business would never spare to hear us which can be made as clear

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as noon day against all its enquiries that nothing yet don for Trade & inriching England in any Kings reign or administration for the more inlargeing it as by our scheme ready to be produced may appear Though Sr Phillip ordered me to print last May 300 Letters throughout England when some Members of the House of Com̄ons and Merchants would faine brake our Interest when their Agents offered to lay me 700l if we did not joyn them we should never obtain it for his son had an Interest with Sir Phillip this could not move us or numerous Brethern from your Graces Interest we are sorry lest Motives and Misrepresentations should unhinge ours after being delayd soe long to our great loss of time and expence without oppertunyty to clear us of such callumny of loading trade with diffiquilty when a million recd Petitions for it as if among such Nors Bred in trade they dont know whats most conducive to its promotion better then the ingenyousest Lawyer living never informing by us except by our enquiries we humbly begg lave to wait on your Grace a Munday for to assist and favour us to be heard by Council before his Majestie and Council where when heard can make it appear and every well Wisher to his Majestie and Country will own in no Kings Reign yet (or administrations was so much good don for Englands Trade and Glory in inriching it begging your Grace to hear us and favour such just and loud complaints and as we hold our Interest yet in the Hearts of our numerous Brethern when cald too will make a Suteable return (if Tradesmen free from falsehood or flattery of honest Character &c: (ware not kep at such distance Ministers of State would even live free from envie and the Nation more eassie Humbly Begging your Graces pardon for this in desiring to be heard in trades defence and leave to subscribe ourselves for ever ingadged on all oppertunytys to serve your Graces Interest

EDWARD TOWNSEND
SAM: WEBBER.
JOHN SOWDON
HUGH BILLING
HENRY OLAND
WILLIAM DAWE
ROBERT RUNDALL
JOHN GINGELT.