126 | To Jeffery Amherst

    Boston June 14. 1762


    I have received yours of the 6th of June509 informing of the arrival of the 1st party of recruits;510 I hope the second party is arrived by this time. We are preparing for a third embarkation, of what Number I cant now say. I shall be sorry that Any of them should prove diseased; for they are examined by the Surjeon of the Castle before they set out: but possibly some may have escaped his inspection.

    Particular care is taken concerning the exportation of fish & such provisions as are allowed. The permissions are granted in Council & Bond is taken for the performance of the conditions. The Notice that has been given of your intention to allow provisions from Connecticut to certified persons has lowerd the price of pork, (which was got to an exorbitant highth ) 25 pr cent: and there is still room for it to fall allmost as much more. The Cover of this will inclose some more memorials for provisions. I have been much harrased about the stopping the fish: but have got a little Ease by promising a 20 gun ship letter of marque to take such Vessels as were loaded with that commodity, under convoy. I have sevral petitions lying by for leave to carry provisions (cheifly flour & bread) to Quebec Halifax &c. I suppose I may now let them go taking Security that they shall deliver the goods there & certify &c.

    I am, with great regard, Sr Your most obedient & most humble Servant

    Fra. Bernard

    His Excellency Sr Jeffry Amherst.

    ALS, RC WO 34/26, f 164.