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Pro Memoria

Dr Gruber presents his respectful compliments to the Right Honourable Sir Joseph Banks, and most humbly begs pardon for thus intruding upon his time, in favour of a good young lad who wishes to go with the ships fitting out for the purpose of making discoveries around New South Wales.

Mr. Panrucker, Grocer on the Corner of Castle Street Oxford-market, is a very worthy, honest and industrious tradesman; and has seven sons, the greater part of which are under the age of puberty, and the education of which, with all his industry is rather burthensome to him, owing to his little fortune.  One of the elder sons, James Panrucker - about 17 years of age, has for about a twelve month shewn the strongest inclination to go to sea, and on this account frequently entreated the father for furnishing him the means; by which the father, not knowing how to proceed, was rendered very uneasy.  He at last resolved to let him have his will, for fear his strong propensity for a voyage of this kind, might make him run away from his house, and turn a common sailor, the danger of which situation would too much afflict his tender mother.  Several applications have therefore been made to Gentlemen connected with the Eastindia house, but to no effect.  Dr. Gruber himself requested the respectable and amiable Major Renell; nothing, however, could yet be decided on account of the difficulties attending this case.

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