166 | To Lord Barrington

    Castle William Oct. 21. 1762

    My Lord

    At the desire of Mr Pemberton, Naval Officer throughout this Province, I am to inform your Lordship that he is apprehensive that A Gentleman lately gone from hence professedly to get A Place in this Country by appointment from England, has a design upon that part of the Naval Office which lies in the Port of Salem:635 & therefore He begs the favor of your Lordship under whose Patronage he considers his Office to be, to bespeak my Lord Egremont’s attention, that such an application, if it should be made, may be duly considerd. I dont apprehend that there is any probability of such an attempt succeding, but by the means of misrepresentation or misapprehension: & therefore I Should think that it would be quite sufficient to Enter a Caveat with Mr Wood. Indeed I Should not have troubled Your Lordship with this, but that I could not refuse Mr Pemberton in assisting him in Such acts of Caution, which he Shall think proper to take

    I am &c

    The Right Honble The Lord. Viscount Barrington

    L, LbC BP, 2: 223-224.