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Title: Captain Brace is not being promoted (Letter, 1816)
Post by: Simsam on Thursday 27 August 20 08:57 BST (UK)
Hello, I would be very grateful for help with the following please. It is a follow-up note on the back of a letter from Captain Brace to the Admiralty in London from 1816. Someone needs to tell him that he is not getting promoted. I've got the following, but am struggling with the bracketed part...

"Lord Melville informed the Board that he would answer by a private letter [in a applice to the sense of feel] which had been addressed to him individually by Captain Brace.
Title: Re: Captain Brace is not being promoted (Letter, 1816)
Post by: horselydown86 on Thursday 27 August 20 09:06 BST (UK)
Just dashing out the door but I think this is in the middle:

                    ...applica
tion to the same of...
Title: Re: Captain Brace is not being promoted (Letter, 1816)
Post by: Simsam on Thursday 27 August 20 11:45 BST (UK)
Thanks horselydown86

That makes sense. It would make it -

"Lord Melville informed the Board that he would answer by a private letter an application to the same [of feel] which had been addressed to him individually by Captain Brace.
Title: Re: Captain Brace is not being promoted (Letter, 1816)
Post by: Bookbox on Thursday 27 August 20 19:56 BST (UK)
...applica
tion to the same ef
fect
(= effect)
Title: Re: Captain Brace is not being promoted (Letter, 1816)
Post by: Simsam on Thursday 27 August 20 20:55 BST (UK)
Thank you Bookbox! I think we've got it. I'm grateful to you both.