DUCKWORTH JOHN: (1748-1817) British Admiral who served during the Seven Years' War, the American War of Independence, and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. L.S., J T Duckworth, three pages, folio, Newfoundland, 20th October 1810, to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury. The manuscript letter is marked Duplicate, and Duckworth writes to inform his correspondents of some Bills which have been drawn for the purpose of paying the salaries due to the Officers of the Supreme Court and Surrogates of Newfoundland, continuing to list thirteen individuals and the amounts that they have received. Duckworth also states that he has drawn a Bill in favour of James Macbraine, Captain Commandant of the Loyal Volunteers of St. John's, in payment of rations for the corps and another to John Bland, High Sheriff of Newfoundland. Some small tears to the edges and a few long, neat splits at the folds, and some light, minor staining, only very slightly affecting a few words of text but not the signature, G
Duckworth served as Commodore Governor of Newfoundland from 1810-12.