138 | From Jeffery Amherst

    New York, 20th July 1762.


    Wier Arrived here this morning with your Favor of the 16th.548 and the Intelligence Enclosed therewith puts it out of all Doubt that Some Vessells seen on the Newfoundland Coast belong to the Enemy: Altho’ I cannot think but their Numbers are greatly Exaggerated, for it appears Incomprehensible to me, that they should Send so many Men of War to Attack Newfoundland, at a time that the most Interesting parts of their own Dominions are at Stake: Your Express came very luckily before the Lyon armed ship that I had Ordered for Martinique was Sailed; And I have Sent Copys of this Intelligence by her to Admiral Rodney,549 Enclosing the Same to Sir Geo: Pococke, to be forwarded to him by the Admiral.550 The Lyon is by this time, I hope, under way, so that they will be made Acquainted with this News in the West Indies, as soon as We could well Expect.

    If any thing further should come to your knowledge, I must beg the favor you will Acquaint me, and I am particularly Obliged to you for the Dispatch you have Used in forwarding what you have already Sent me.

    I am, with the greatest Regard, Sir, Your most Obedient Humble Servant,

    Jeff: Amherst.

    His Excellency Govr. Bernard.

    LS, RC BP, 10: 1-2.