St Thomas's Hospital:
Minutes of the Court of Governors

7th July 1736 - 12th May 1784

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Image 8 of 5847th July 1736

Resolved Nemine Contradicente

That the Thanks of this Court be given to the said
Dr. Henry Plumptre< no role > for his long & diligent Care & faithful Service as
one of the Physicians to this Hospital And the President gave him
Thanks accordingly And the said Dr. being then present in Court, in
a very respectful manner said That the ill State of his Health disabling
him from such Attendance as a due Discharge of his Office required He
thought it his Duty to resign that some more capable Person might be
chose. That he was extreamly sensible of the Favour & Candour
always shown him by the Governors of the Hospital and as he had
endeavour'd to do his Duty in the best manner he could in his former
Station; so, notwithstanding an infirm Constitution had obliged him to
give up an Employment which might suffer thro' his longer Attendance
he should nevertheless in the Station in which they had now been pleas'd
to place him be always ready to give his Assistance to the best of his
power for the Service & Honour of this great Charity.

Dr. Joseph Letherland< no role >
chosen Physician in the
Room of Dr. Plumptre

And then this Court proceeded to the Choice of a Physician
to succeed the said Dr. Plumptre and the Petitions of Dr. Thomas
< no role > . Dr. John Eaton< no role > . Dr. Benjamin Hoadley< no role > Dr. Joseph
Leatherland Dr. Theophilus Lob< no role > & Dr. Thomas Reeve< no role > were pre-
sented to this Court & read severally praying to be admitted one of
the Physicians of this Hospital in the room of the said Dr. Plumptre
and being severally put up It appeared that Dr. Hoadley and Dr.
Leatherland had the Majority & upon a Division the Numbers were
for Dr. Leatherland 11 & for Dr. Hoadley 106. whereupon Dr. Letherland
was declared to be duly chosen to the said place to hold the same with
the usual Salary thereunto belonging during the pleasure of the General
Court and he was calld in & acquainted with his Election

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