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Letter from Jacob Lobb to William Dry, including receipt from Thomas Homer to William Dry
Lobb, Jacob, d. 1773; Homer, Thomas
February 20, 1766
Volume 07, Page 183

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Viper Sloop Cape Fear Feby 20 1766


Not thinking it proper to detain the Sloop Ruby any longer, desire You will deliver her to the proper Master Mr Homer for which this shall be a sufficient Warrant.

I am Sir &c
To William Dry Esqre Collector Port Brunswick

Brunswick 21st Feby 1766

I acknowledge to have received from William Dry Esqre Collector of the Port of Brunswick the Sloop Ruby and her Cargoe, detained by him for want of Stampt Clearances and I hereby promise to release the said William Dry and Jacob Lobb Esqrs who seized the said Sloop, all Damages and Costs occasioned by the Detainer of the said Sloop and her Cargoe. Except such as may have happened by the embezzlement or Loss of the Cargoe or Materials of the said Sloop or any part thereof.

Wm Waddell.