559 | To the Earl of Shelburne

    Boston Aug. 27 1767

    My Lord.

    As Col: Jarvis of this Town has undertaken the Care of my Packet to your Lordship, I cannot excuse myself informing your Lordship that this is the Gentleman, who as Captn: of the Company of Cadets (a military Corps of Gentlemen usually attending the Governor upon public Occasions)1 by the Steadiness of himself and his Corps prevented the gathering of the People for a second Insurrection the Night after the Lt Govrs: House had been destroyed; and saved the Custom house in which was then £6000 sterling, from the intended Plunder, as well as many Private Houses which had been marked for that Purpose. This Gentleman is a principal Merchant of this Town and a firm Friend to Government; and will esteem it a great Honor to wait on your Lordship, if you shall have any Commands for him

    I am, with great Respect, &c

    The Right honble The Earl of Shellburne

    L, LbC      BP, 6: 229.