[Appendix D(23) 1792 Report of Commissioners of Inquiry]

N° 23.

PETITION of JOHN TAUBMAN and JOHN STEVENSON; respecting the old Harbour Debts, to the Honourable Commissioners.

To the Honourable J. Spranger, W. Osgoode, W. Roe, and D. Reed, Commissioners of Inquiry appointed by His Majesty,

The humble Petition and Memorial of John Taubman, of Castletown, Esquire, and John Stevenson, of Largadoo, in the Parish of Kirk German,

Humbly Sheweth,

THAT your memorialists did sometime in the month of March, which was in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety, prefer their separate memorials to the right honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, stating several matters and things, and praying for such relief as in and by the said memorials was prayed for; copies whereof your rnemorialists beg leave herewith to lay before your Honours for your information. .

That their Lordships, upon reading and duly considering the said memorials, did, for the purpose of receiving such information on the subject of the said memorials as to them appeared necessary, direct the Honourable Richard Dawson, Esquire, then Lieutenant Governor of this isle, to report thereon, which was accordingly done by the said Lieutenant Governor in a fair and impartial way, and, as your memorialists apprehend, favourable to their just claims; and the said report was accordingly returned by the said Lieutenant Governor to their Lordships.

Your memorialists beg leave to state to your Honours, that since the returning of the said report, several applications have been made on behalf of your memorialists at the Treasury to know what had been done in consequence of the said report ; but your memorialists have not been able to procure payment of their said demands, nor any certain information respecting their memorials and the report of the said Lieutenant Governor

Your memorialists therefore humbly pray, that your Honours may be pleased to take the case of your memorialists into consideration, and to enquire into, and to represent to their Lordships the extreme hardship and injury which your memorialists have thereby sustained, and to obtain for your memorialists such relief in the premises as to the wsdom and goodness of your Honours may seem meet, and your memorials shall ' pray, &c.


Dated in the Isle of Man this 21st October 1791.

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