148 | To Jeffery Amherst

    Boston Aug 20. 1762. 5 p.m.


    I have just received a letter from Lord Colville informing me that He should sail on the 10th of August with the Northumberland Gosport & King George for Newfoundland.579 I have also a letter from Capt Hallowell inclosing a Copy of Lord Colvilles orders to him; which are quite agreable to me & were necessary for Capt Hallowell, as my written orders would not have been sufficient for that length of Voyage.

    I understand that your dispatches for supplying Lord Colville with Troops were not ^then^ arrived. As I presume they are now expedited, I have immediately given you this Account, that you may ^have the earliest time to^ send such further orders as this Movement of Lord Colville’s may make necessary. I dont apprehend there is, at present, any danger on this Coast. And as Lord Colville will call at Placentia for the Antelope & Sirene, I dont apprehend that the French Ships will choose to face him.

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

    Fra. Bernard

    His Excellency Sr Jeffry Amherst.

    P.S. I wrote to you by yesterday’s post in answer to yours of the 12th inst

    ALS, RC WO 34/26, f 196.