612 | Circular From the Earl of Hillsborough

    Circular (No: 9.)


    Whitehall. May the 14th. 1768.


    The Commissioners of His Majesty’s Customs in America having represented that their Officers meet with great Obstructions, and are deterred from exerting themselves in the Execution of their Duty;1 I have it in Command from His Majesty to signify to you His Pleasure, that you do give them all the Assistance and Support in your Power in the Discharge of their respective Offices, & in carrying the Laws of Trade and Revenue into due Execution.

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


    Governor of Massachuset’s Bay.

    dupLS, RC     BP, 11: 181-182.

    Endorsed: Earl of Hillsborough Circular No 9 Duplicate d May 14 1768 To assist the Commrs.     Received c.29 Aug. 1768.2 Variant in CO 5/241, f 31 (L, LbC).