A Note of sort of people suitable for positions in Cowes Customs service, 1811
This is a transcript of a copy letter I hold, the original is held at the Isle of Wight Records Office. I do not know the background, but the implication must be that there had been some previous conflict over appointments.
Cowes 27 July 1811
My dear Sir
Written is a Succinct List of the Several Offices of Customs at this Port, with my opinion as to the Description of Persons, that ought to fill the same.
The List may serve as a Guidance to Sir Leonard, in nominating proper people to the Vacancies, as they may occur – without regarding a Certificate of rejection, on the score of Incompetency on the part of the Board of Customs, I take the liberty of recommending, that it should be added to the other comment and placed in this Port Folio.
I remain always,
My dear Sir,
John Delgarno Esq
26 August 2005