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Letter of George Walker, 1709 Dec. 7.

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Decmbr. the 7th 1709 Honered Sr: I Reced yrs Conserning pore Captn Cooks Misfortune and the Queens Lose I asure yr Hon:er if I had any Sloope of My own I Shuld not have waited to have had her presed or Indend if Could for money hiered any but was as Lafable to thinke of hiering the Navey of france as to Hier any Vessell here for that Coast: By all I Can Inform my Selfe the Saylors have Benne Very Rud onto another and also to thare oficers by wt accedent the Shipp is Lost Can as yett Give no acct of No officer yett apeareing her[e] but the Docter her[e] is many of the Sayllers her[e] and Complaine for Vitles after wt maner thay Left the Shipp and thare Captn: is unsertaine: I Canot persuad my Selfe the Captn: Can Be in any fault my Selfe haveing had Sum Expeareince of his Care and Industry for the Queens Interist yr may asure yr Selfe that if it had benn in my power to have Done any thing in this matter for the Queens Interist or to have Served Captn: Cooke I Shuld have Done it withall my might, I heare the peple that Lives thare about are more Like Turkes or Barbarians than Christians: I Remaine with Due Respects to yr Honr: Redy to Serve yo In whatever I may Whilst I am GWalker