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SAMUEL SPARROW ~ 
18TH-CENTURY CAPE BRETON ISLAND 

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OCTOBER 11, 1793

SOUTH LAMBERT, SURREY

 

 

Sir                                                                                                                           South Lambeth Octob. 112 93

Having been called upon to have Parish Offices, and also summoned on the Militia, I beg leave to ask you "If I am considered as one of His Majestys Council for Cape Breton, now in England on His Majestys Service (which is most true) whether it does not exonerate me from such parochial Duties." -----

His Majestys mandamus appointing myself and others, is in the Registry Office on that Island, therefore I am under some difficulty in proving my exemption, in case it privileges me, as I should suppose it did ---

I am still a mere looker on, seeing a busy world going gaily down the Stream, which I am in the Eddy --- Yet I could point out how I could most Effectively serve Government; to no less amount than Half a Million pr y:r  - but the obloquy attached to the word projector has terrified me from presenting myself

                                                                              I am Sir

Your most Devoted &

                                       obliged Hble Servt

                                                [signed] Saml. Sparrow

Evan Nepean Esq.

Letter from Samuel Sparrow of South Lambeth [Surrey] asking Evan Nepean [under-secretary] for confirmation that his appointment as 'one of His Majesty's Counsel for Cape Breton' [Nova Scotia] should exempt him from parochial and militia duties when in England. Sparrow states that he could save Government half a million pounds a year but that he had not pushed himself forward as 'projectors' were so badly thought of.  

HO - Records created or inherited by the Home Office, Ministry of Home Security, and related bodies
General registers, registered papers, warrant and entry books and correspondence; and records of General and E Departments, and wartime departments (First World War)
HO 42 - Home Office: Domestic Correspondence, George III
HO 42/26 - HO 42. Letters and papers. Piece described at item level.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10369918

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C1905645#imageViewerLink

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