247 | To John Pownall

    Boston. Nov. 28. 1763

    Dear Sr

    A sensible writer having expressed his thoughts upon the Trade of this province in one of the public papers of this town, in a manner, which it seems intitles him to some regard, I have thought fit to enclose to you a couple of copies for your perusal & the consideration of any one else you sha[ll]954 think they deserve. I could not, if I would, conceal from you that the Sentiments of this writer in many things coincide with mine, as you have in your power to compare them with papers of mine now in your hands. I must add that I have not the least knowledge or ^even a^ Suspicion of the who is the Author, which will not be Wondered at when I assure you that I so carefully avoid an acquaintance with writers in the Newspapers that pieces of this kind are quite new to me when they appear in the public papers. But as I think the present piece may afford some useful hints, I put it in your way to be used for that purpose, if you see occasion

    I am

    J Pownall Esqr

    AL, LbC BP, 3: 110.