16 | From Lord Barrington

    Cavendish Square 15th October 1760.

    Dear Sir

    I am favour’d by your Letter dated Boston August the 7th,114 and am extremly happy to find by it that New England is so agreable to you & Mrs Barnard. The prospect of an easy administration is by your account extremly fair. I most sincerely hope it will equal not only your expectations, but your wishes: I am sure you will do your part, I hope the people over whom you preside will do their’s.

    I most sincerely congratulate you on the happy reduction of Canada which has set the hands of Government at liberty in that quarter of the World. I think our affairs in other parts wear a favorable aspect; particularly in the East Indies, where we are strong and the French are become weak. Even in Germany, Superiority of numbers has not given the Enemy superiority of Success; which I hope will be evident and declared on our side before the Troops go into Winter Quarters. I wish the result of our good fortune may be a speedy and honourable peace; but I rather wish than expect it soon.

    Some time before I receiv’d your Letter, my Brother Shute115 put me in a way of serving my Cousin & Godson. The Duke of Newcastle at my desire, wrote to the Dean of Christ Church, whose answer to His Grace leaves me no room to doubt of your Son’s success next Election.116

    I am also to return you many thanks for your Letter of the 23d of August, and the papers enclosed therewith.117

    All your friends here are extremly well, and send you their best compliments; General Barrington particularly, who serves at present on the Staff in Scotland, has entirely recover’d the use of his Eye. We all join in compliments to Mrs Barnard. I am with the greatest truth & regard,

    Dear Sir Your Excellency’s most faithful & most obedient Servant


    His Excellency Francis Barnard Esqr

    ALS, RC BP, 9: 145-148.