Acts and Resolves

    The Acts and Resolves, Public and Private of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, 1692-1776. 21 Vols. Boston, 1896-1922.

    ADM 1/482

    Papers of Admirals Colvill and Saunders, 1759-1766. Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and Related Bodies.

    ADM 1/482, PRO.

    American Papers, Dartmouth Papers

    American Papers, Dartmouth Papers. D(W)1778. Staffordshire Record Office.


    W. L. Grant and James Munro, eds., Acts of the Privy Council of England: Colonial Series, 1613-1783. 6 Vols. Vols. 4-6. London, 1909-1912.


    Edward Channing and Archibald Cary Coolidge, eds., The Barrington-Bernard Correspondence and Illustrative Matter, 1760-1770. Harvard Historical Studies Series. Vol. 17. Cambridge, Mass., 1912.

    Boston Gazette

    Boston Gazette and Country Journal.


    Bernard Papers, 13 Vols. Sparks Papers, MS 4.

    Houghton Library, Harvard University.

    CO 5

    Colonial Office Records, Colonial Office Series. The National Archives of the UK: Public Record Office, London.

    CO 5/7

    Despatches and Misc.: Correspondence, Original-Secretary of State, 1755-1779. CO 5/7. PRO.

    CO 5/19

    Despatches, 1759-1760. CO 5/19. PRO.

    CO 5/20

    Despatches and Misc.: Correspondence, Original-Secretary of State, 1760-1761. CO 5/20. PRO.

    CO 5/755

    Original Correspondence of Secretary of State, 1761-1766. CO 5/755. PRO.

    CO 5/850

    Shipping Returns, 1752-1765. CO 5/850. PRO.

    CO 5/851

    Shipping Returns, 1756-1762. CO 5/851. PRO.

    CO 5/891

    New England, Original Correspondence of Board of Trade, 1760-1766. CO 5/891. PRO.

    CO 5/897

    New England, Draft Correspondence of Board of Trade, 1731-1774. CO 5/897. PRO.

    CO 5/920

    Instructions, Board of Trade Correspondence New England, 1760-1774. CO 5/920. PRO.

    CO 5/998

    Commissions, Instructions, Board of Trade Correspondence E, 1758-1760. CO 5/998. PRO.

    Colden Papers

    Cadwallader Colden Papers, 1677-1832. NewYork Historical Society.


    Sir Leslie Stephen and Sir Sidney Lee, eds., The

    Dictionary of National Biography. 22 Vols. London,



    Francis Bernard.


    Gage Papers. William L. Clements Library.


    History of Massachusetts

    Thomas Hutchinson, The History of the Colony and Province of Massachusetts-Bay 3 vols. (1764, 1767, 1828: Cambridge, Mass., 1936), ed. Lawrence Shaw Mayo.


    Journal of the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations. 14 Vols. London, 1920-1938.


    The Journals of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts, 1715-1776. 55 Vols. Boston, 1919-1990.


    Official Transcripts of Reports (In-Letters) on the State of the British Colonies in North America and the West Indies. King’s Manuscripts, King’s, 205-206. The British Library

    Labaree, Royal Instructions

    Leonard Woods Labaree, ed., Royal Instructions to British Colonial Governors, 1670-1776. 2 Vols. London, 1935.

    Mass. Archs.

    Massachusetts Archives Collection, Records, 1629-1799. 328 Vols. SC1-45x. Massachusetts Archives.


    Massachusetts Historical Society.


    Member of Parliament.


    The National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh.


    Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online. London, 2004-2006,


    Oxford English Dictionary Online. London 2004-2006,


    The National Archives of the UK: Public Record Office, London.

    PROB 11

    Will Registers, Probate Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. PROB 11. PRO.

    Prov. Sec. Letterbooks

    Province Secretary’s Letterbooks, 1755-74, Secretary’s Letterbooks, 1701-1872. 4 Vols., SC1-117x. [Vols. 1, 2, 2A, & 3]. Massachusetts Archives.


    The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce, London.

    Select Letters

    [Francis Bernard], Select Letters on the Trade and Government of America; and the Principles of Law and Polity, Applied to the American Colonies Written by Governor Bernard in the Years 1763, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. London, 1774.

    Spencer Bernard Papers

    Spencer Bernard Papers. D/SB. Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, Aylesbury, Eng.


    The William and Mary Quarterly: A Magazine of Early American History and Culture, 3d ser.

    WO 34/26

    Letters from Governors of Massachusetts, Jan. 1760-Oct. 1763. Amherst Papers/Official Correspondence of Commander in Chief, 1760-1763. War Office Records. WO 34/26. PRO

    WO 34/27

    Letters to Governors of Massachusetts, Aug. 1756-Oct. 1763. Amherst Papers/Official Correspondence of Commander in Chief, 1756-1763. WO 34/27. PRO.