London Gazette index entry detail

Publication details:

Publication date: 19 Mar 1771.

Issue: 11128.

Page: 2.



Person details:

Name: Boswell Suky.

Marital Status: Not given.

Occupation: Servant.


St. James's, March 23, 1771. Whereas it has been humbly represented to the King, that the following threatening Letters were found opposite the House of John Andrews, an Officer of His Majesty’s Customs, residing at East Bourne in the County of Sussex, (one on the 16th of February last, and the other some Time before that Date) directed to his Servant, viz. Suky Boswel I hav Ing a few moments to spere I though I Culd not in ploy my self beter then sending you a Line or to Let you know that you Gs in Danger of your Life Dam your blood my nife shall peers your heart Dam your Soul for we be Detarmd you shall Di Dam Dam Dam be for ten Days branDy and tea wiil be Deer if you Live here much Longer you mak it the worst for us so no more at present from your bocher Dam your Soule You will think it hard when you this reed But your Life must pay for it in Deed You master wont have you to Look out no mor To Suky Boswell East Borne Suky Boswell the Cas of this Letter is for you Lokeing out for your master that night he he went out with the Solgers your mas sent you all the Streat ouer I see you Dam your bloud I I must and will kill you Dam your bloud I will Cut your throat from ear to ear Dam Dam and Dubbel Dam you your Liver i will brile O how you repent it now. your buCher i must and will be Dam your Soul Dam your heart Dam y r eyes so no more at from your bouCher God almyty Dam your Soul Dam God Dam y God Dam y. Dam Smithmor Dam y r blod I you to mak of with your self or I will tis better you to Do it I will pray for you if you will Do the Gob the Lord f receav your Sould if you Do God bles y if not Dam y for your master shall Go after Sun but by God you must Go furfe— For post paid Suky Boswell Eastborn post paid by God. His Majesty, for the better discovering and bringing to Justice the Persons concerned in Writing and Dropping the said Letter, does hereby promise His most gracious Pardon to any one of them, who shall discover his, her, or their Accomplice or Accomplices therein, so that he, she, or they may be apprehended and convicted hereof. ROCHFORD. And, as a further Encouragement, the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Customs do hereby promise a Reward of FIFTY POUNDS to the Person making such Discovery ; to be paid by the Receiver General of His Majesty’s Customs, upon the Conviction of any one or more of the said Offenders. Edw. Stanley, Secretary.



Transcribed by:

Michael Metcalfe.

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