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    https://www.google.com/books/edition/THE_ANNUAL_REGISTER_OR_A_VIEW_OF_THE_HIS/nQFlAAAAcAAJ
    1762;
    “The most tender and timorous must be convinced of the ease and safety of this operation, by recollecting that it is the very same with that, by which, the most delicate ladies, when they make a visit on board large ships, without any danger, are hoisted up in a chair from their boat, and replaced there again.”

    https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Diary_of_Samuel_Pepys/nSQJAQAAIAAJ
    Relating a story from 1667, but published in 1825:
    “But by this time Sir W. Batten was come to be in much pain in his foot, so as he was forced to be carried down in a chair to the barge again”
    Does not say if he was hoisted or carried in a litter. I suspect the latter, since it makes no mention of rope or hoisting.