217 | To Jeffery Amherst

    Boston May 30. 1763


    I have just now received a Letter from Capt Keen Commanding Officer of the Provincials at Halifax informing that on the 1st of May, when the time for which the Men were inlisted expired, they desired to be dismissed, which being refused, they also refused to do duty.818 Upon which Col Forster stopt their provisions, both officers & privates, & yet will not suffer them to go home, except between 30 & 40 invalides, & even of them He refused to pay for the passage. So there they remain useless & living at their own expence which being beyond their pay or their credit, they must soon be reduced to great misery.819 I hope however, Sr, that you will give immediate orders for their redress; and if the Men have done their duty & performed their contract, you will direct that they shall have evry thing that is due to them.

    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 236.