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Transcription of Petition Francis Godolphin Bond sent to Lord Melville, asking for a pension, May 20, 1816
Starcross, Devon 20th. May 1816
It has been my peculiar misfortune after a life devoted to my
profession, and very severe wounds received in His Majesty's Service, to
fail in exciting in my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty a favorable
opinion of my case, as represented in my Memorial to His Royal Highness
the Prince Regent in Council, praying for the grant of a Pension.
Under this great and unexpected disappointment I submissively bow,
trusting to your Lordship's kind indulgence to reconsider my case at
present or hereafter, with the accompanying certificate which I have
received since I quitted London, and most humbly soliciting your
Lordship to permit me to correct any omission or inadvertance in my
application to the Board of Admiralty.
I have the Honour to be
Your most respectful
and obedient humble servant
Lord Viscount Melville