450 | Circular from Henry Seymour Conway


    St. James’s March 1st. 1766.


    I am very sorry not to be able as yet to give You any Instruction for the Rule of your Conduct in the perplexed Situation of Things in the Colonies; But the Parliament, to whose Wisdom His Majesty has been pleased to refer those Affairs, not having come to any ultimate Decision thereon, I may not presume to give You any positive Direction: At the same time It is, I think, my Duty to inform You, that a Bill is brought in,1 and has made some Progress in the House of Commons, for the Repeal of the Stamp Act; and that other Proceedings, relative to the mutual Rights of Great Britain and her Colonies, are also in consideration before Parliament. As soon as ever any Thing is ultimately determined by the Legislature, You may depend upon the speediest Information from me; and will not fail to receive therewith His Majesty’s farther Instructions. In the mean time, The King relies on your Discretion to take the properest Measures, that the Circumstances of the Times may require, for the Good of the Colony committed to your Care.

    I am, with great Truth and Regard, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

    H. S. Conway

    Governor of Massachuset’s Bay.

    LS, RC      BP, 10: 336-339.