The History of Great Yarmouth; Edited by Charl. John Palmer Volume 2

The History of Great Yarmouth; Edited by Charl. John Palmer Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...1462, to procure him a place in the customs, promising to repay him all expenses, and coolly offering, if appointed, and so long as he held the office, to give Paston's son, yearly, " five marks towards a hackney." The letter is as follows, --"Right Worshipful Sir, and my Right Honorable Master, --I recommend me to you in my "most humble wise, and please it your good mastership to wect, that it is said here that my Lord 'Worcester is like to be treasurer; with whom, I trust, you stand well in conceit, which ' God continue. Wherefore, I beseech your mastership, that if my Lord have the said office, that "it like you to desire the nomination of one of the offices, either of the Comptroller or Searcher"ship of Yarmouth, for a servant of yours; and I should so guide me in the office, as I trust "should be most profit to my said Lord. And if your mastership liked to get grant thereof, that "then it please you to licence one of your servants to take out the patent of the said office; and "if it cost five, or six, or eight marks, I shall truly content it again; and yearly, as long as I "might have the offices, or any of them, I shall give my master, your son, five marks towards a "hackney." He appears to have been appointed: for, in a subsequent letter, he complained that " Thomas Chapman, a man of no reputation," and, moreover, " evil disposed to bribery," and one who had " always opposed the Paston influence, had laboured with the lord treasurer to supplant him," and had, for that purpose, "brought down a writing from the King;" but he adds, that Wydeville had, "by the supportation of Master Fenn," found means to checkmate him, more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236964853
  • 9781236964854