25 January 1775707

    Jany 25th 1775

    Dear Sir Boston

    We have had the pleasure of hearing of your good State of health by your Letters dated Falmouth November 8th and are in expectation of receiving more from London soon. Wish they may give us favourable accounts of American Affairs, but of this fear much. Hitherto we have got much better than I expected, but what is to come know not, nor can I form any conjecture. A Storm seems to be gathering by the conduct of some of the Officers in the Army towards the Inhabitants. The particulars I cannot give you; enquiry is now making into facts before Justices Quincy, Hill and Pemberton. The greatest efforts are practiced to divide the People with little success for they appear as determined as ever. They have great dependance on your giving them the best of intelligence, and doubt not of your exertions in their cause which they view as just and will finally prevail.

    I have receive the Principal of James Butler’s Bond and £22.4 / Principal and Interest on Jonathon Bulkley’s who is since dead. Jonathan Bass has discharged his and three others have paid their Interest.

    I must refer you to Mrs. Quincy for the state of your family and only say they are very well.

    Who am yours with much Affection

    Wm Phillips