This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1730 Excerpt: ...they desired to go Ashore at Gravesend to refresh themselves, for it was cold, and they had not eaten any thing. It was my Lord Lord that desired it j but I begg'd his Pardon for that, and told him there was a Man of War that lay at Long-Reach, where, as I believed, his Lordship would be very well accommodated with any thing he wanted. Mr. Serj. Thompson. Well, what said they afterwards? Capt. Billop. My Lord Preston, after I had saluted him, upon knowing who he was, and Mr. AJhton and Mr. Elliot telling him I was of their Acquaintance, he said he was glad he was fallen into the Hands of a civil Gentleman, and they said they were glad they were fallen into the Hands of an Acquaintance. I told my Lord, I hoped he should never find any thing otherwise than civil from me. My Lord was very civil to me in complementing, and assuring me he would acknowlege my Favour and Kindness to him. Mr. Serj. Thompson. Ay, what did he fay to you? Capt. Billop. My Lord Preston told me, if ever it lay in his Power to do me Service he would, and he did not doubt but he might and he used a great many Words and Expressions of Kindneis, and his Readiness to do me Service and amongst the rest, my Lord said once to me, if I would dispose of the Packet----Mr. Serj. Thompson. Pray speak that again. Capt. Billop. My Lord Preston, in one of his Discourses of his Kindness in doing me Service, had this Expression, as near as I can remember, if I would dispose of the Packet. Mr. Serj.Tremain. What he would do for you, if you would dispose of the Packet? Capt. Billop. He did not come to any particular Instance of what he would do j but he said he would serve me in any thing that lay in his Power. Mr. Elliot and Mr. Astton discoursed me several times about it: They courted me, and desired me ...