13 | To Jeffery Amherst

    Boston Sep. 27. 1760


    I have this day received your letters of the 9th & 13th inst; & I do most sincerely & heartily congratulate you upon the accomplishment of your great work; & more especially upon the extraordinary manner, in which it has been conducted, whereby so great a conquest has been perfected with so little bloodshed. I have, pursuant to your desire, publickly invited the Traders to furnish Quebec & Montreal with goods: but as it was the opinion of some Merchants, that it was not now too late to freight for Quebec, in that particular I Varied from your Terms.110

    I have been addressed by the Assembly111 & received many private solicitations, to Procure the dismission of the Massachuset’s Provincials whose time of Service had expired; who in their turns have deserted in large bodies carrying away with them Sloops &c to the great detriment of the public. I could not think of troubling you with business of this kind till the great Event was over; but now you will permit me to hope that with your next dispatches to Louisburgh & Halifax You will order the Massachusets Provincials to be discharged.

    I am with great regard Sr Your most obedient and most humble Servant

    Fra: Bernard.

    ALS, RC WO 34/26, f 79.