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

Viper Sloop Cape Fear. Feby 20th 1766


As there are perishable Commodities on Board the Sloop Patience detained by me, you may if you think it consistent Your Duty deliver up the same with the Vessel and Cargoe upon taking sufficient security for them.

I am Sir &c

Brunswick 21st Feby 1766.

I Acknowledge to have Received from William Dry Esqr Collector of the Port of Brunswick the Sloop Patience and her Cargoe detained by him for want of Stamped Clearances, and I hereby Promise to release to the said William Dry and to Jacob Lobb Esqrs who seized the said Sloop all Damages and Costs occasioned by detaining 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.