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I HUMBLY beg leave to express my warmest acknowledgments, and liveliest emotions of gratitude, for the very great distinction you have had the goodness to confer upon me, by permitting me to inscribe the following pages to your Honorable Committee.
The difficulties attending the original compilation of this work must have been manifold, and could not have been completed without inaccuracies; this Edition, I presume to hope has been rendered worthy of your Honorable Patronage, and my object attained—viz. That the Commanders and Officers may be fully acquainted with your Instructions and Regulations, and a sufficient Book of Reference for all those concerned with the Honorable Company's Maritime Service.
NOW, OR LATE,
In the Service of the
UNITED EAST INDIA COMPANY,
TIME OF THEIR BEING SWORN IN.
EAST INDIA COMMANDERS
ORDER OF RANK.
Ships they commanded, When sworn in. Commanders' Names.
from whence they taks
their rank. 1758 July 19 Richard Lewin
Suffolk 1761 Aug. 12 John Clements
Royal Charlotte 1762 Feb. 22 Collingwood Roddam Harcourt Aug. 25 David Saunders
Grosvenor 1763 May 14 William Smith
Kent 1766 Aug. 27 Henry Hinde Pelly Europa
Sept. 10 Hon. Wm. Elphinstone Triton 1767 Sept. 6 George Stanforth Queen 1768 Jan. 8 Sir Rob. Preston, Bart. Asia Nov. 4 John Rogers
Earl of Middlesex 1769 Oct. 13 Thomas Compton
Verelst 1770 Sept. 5 William Hambly Lord North
19 William Thomson Calcutta 1771 Feb. 1 James Barwell
Earl of Lincoln 1772 Oct. 8 Sir Wm. Fraser, Bart. Earl of Mansfield
Nov. 11 John Raymond Snow Duke of Kingston 1773 Oct. 24 John Baird