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Nicholas Blake

A good resource for this sort of request when libraries are closed is the Marine History Information Exchange Group <MARHST-L@LISTS.QUEENSU.CA> YOu can address your request by email, but no attachments are allowed.

Note that the penmanship is not in itself a clue to the petitioner: people employed clerks to write important documents like this; although the mistakes such as humble for humbly suggest that perhaps he did write it himself.