594 | To Richard Jackson

    No. 6

    Boston Mar 6. 1768

    Dear Sr.

    My time since the Adjournment of the Court has been so fully employed in public Dispatches that I have nothing left for a Letter to you by this Packet. I have only to say that I have passed your Grant of £600 and will write to you more fully upon the Subject.1 I send you inclosed printed Papers which will explain a Squabble Otis has raised in the House.2 I will only say that as he was determined to raise a Quarrel, he has hit upon a Subject as favourable to me as could be. Every Things3 here is running into Confusion; People here are ready to refuse to submit to any Laws of Trade imposing Duties; the Officers are threatened; Mobbs are expected; the Commissioners are frightned; the Government is defenceless; &c &c. These are the Effects of America (or rather Boston) being left to Right itself. You shall here more soon.

    Yours &c.

    R Jackson Esqr

    L, LbC     BP, 6: 101.

    In handwriting of Thomas Bernard. Enclosures (not found) but likely included a copy of the Boston Gazette, 28 Feb. 1768.