125 | From Jeffery Amherst

    New York, 13th: June 1762__


    As I have Received advice of a Quantity of Provisions coming out from England, which I hope will arrive safe, and that I have nearly Compleated the Tonnage of vessells, which I want for the Transport Service, I take the Earliest opportunity of Acquainting You that I Intend, for the Convenience of the merchants on this Continent, to free the several Ports from the Restrictions that have been Laid in Consequence of my Request, to prevent the Exportation of Provisions, and I trust that no more attempts will be made to Supply the Enemy, or Carry on the Illicit Trade that has been so lately Detected.__

    You will therefore be pleased to give the necessary Directions for taking off the Embargo that has been Laid in Your Province; and I flatter myself I shall have no further Reason to apply to You on the subject which occasioned me to Desire that measure to be put in Execution.

    I am, with great Regard, Sir, Your most Obedient Humble Servant.

    Jeff: Amherst.

    His Excellency Governor Bernard.

    [PS]507 I am obliged to You for Your Care in forwarding the Letter Enclosed in Yours of the 7th.508 I send You a Copy of it as I know nothing of the author.__


    LS, RC BP, 9: 315-318.