Horatio Nelson’s passing certificate, 9 April 1777
Catalogue reference: ADM 107/6 page 386
In pursuance of the 5th April 1777, We have Examined Mr Horatio
Nelson who by Certificate appears to be more than 20 Years of age, and find he
has gone to Sea more than 6 Years in the Ships and Qualities under-
He produceth Journals kept by himself in the Carcass, Seahorse,
Dolphin&Worcester, and Certificates from Captains Suckling,
Lechridge, Farmer, Pigott & Robinson of his Diligence &c; he can
splice, Knot, Reef & sail, and is qualified to the duty of an Able
Seaman and Midshipman. Dated the 9 April 1777.
M[aurice] S[uckling] Capt[ai]n, John Campbell. Capt[ain] Abr[aha]m North.