165 | To John Pownall

    Boston Octr. 21st. 1762

    Dr. Sr.

    Mr. Pemberton Naval Officer here is a little Alarmed at a certain Gentleman’s going from hence to England professedly to get a place & fears he has a design to get the Naval Office in Salem separated from Mr. Pembertons Office: He therefore desires that I would enter a caveat against it. I am unwilling to trouble the secretarys office with a suspition of this kind, so soon after Mr. Pembertons reappointmt. & my receiving favorable Assurances concerning the Same office. Nevertheless as it is possible that some misrepresentations may be made & misapprehensions of the Office may be conceived I should be glad if you would remind Mr. Wood634 that the Naval Office to which Mr. Pemberton has been lately admitted by order of sign manual comprehends all the ports in the province.

    I am Sr., Your most faithfull

    John Pownall Esqr.

    L, LbC BP, 2: 211.