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Antrag zur Erstattung von Kriegsausgaben signiert von Ambrose Serle, Sirt Courteneay Bolye und John Harness
Handschriftlicher Brief mit der Bitte um Erstattung von Kriegskosten / Reparaturen Sir, The Nestor Transport 203 Tours arrived at Yarmouth from a Flushing with empty Water-Casks on board, having received damage by being orderted alongside His Majesty's Ship Amethyst in the Scheldt, we have to request that you will hasten her Repairs, that she may proceed with another supply of Water for that Destination. We have the honor as to be, Sir, your most obedient humble servants, Ambrose Serle, John Harness, Sir Courtenay BoyleLifelong authenticity guarantee!Ambrose Serle (17421812)[1] was an English official, diarist and writer of Christian prose and hymns. Serle was born on 30 August 1742, and entered the Royal Navy. In 1764, while living in or near London, Serle became a friend of William Romaine. Other friends of his among the evangelicals were John Thornton, John Newton, Augustus Toplady, and Legh Richmond.[2]When William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth became Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1772, Serle was appointed one of his under-secretaries, and in January 1776 he was made clerk of reports. He went to America in 1774, and accompanied the British Army from 1776 to 1778.[2] In 1776 William Tryon gave him control of the political section of the New-York Gazette, which he held from September 1776 to July 1777.[3]On returning from America in 1780 Serle settled at Heckfield, Hampshire. In 1795 he was a commissioner of the transport service and the care of prisoners of war, and was reappointed in 1803 and 1809.[2]Serle died on 1 August 1812, and was buried in the churchyard at Broadwater, West Sussex. He was married, and a daughter Jane (17801792) was Mrs. Romaine's goddaughter.[2]Works[edit] Serle was the author of Americans Against Liberty (1775), a pamphlet published anonymously that defended the British Empire as a rightful and just government, arguing against the rebellious American colonists on religious grounds.[4][5][6] It also criticizes the American colonists as ene...
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