627 | To the American Board of Customs

    Jamaica plain June 13. 1768


    I am very sorry that you think yourselves so much in danger in Boston as to make it unsafe for you to reside there. As you judge it necessary to your Security to resort to the Castle, I hereby inclose orders to the Captain of the Castle1 to receive you & your families and the Officers of your Board and to accommodate you there and to give you all the Protection and Security in his power.

    I am, Gentlemen, your most obedient humble Servant

    Fra Barnard.

    To the honorable the Commissioners of his Majesty’s Customs.

    L, Copy     T 1/465, ff 159-161 (L, Copy).

    Docket: Copy of Governor Bernards Letter of 13 June 1768 to the Commrs: of his Majesty’s Customs. No 17. Enclosed a copy of FB to the captain of Castle William [TH], Jamaica Plain, 13 Jun. 1768 (available at CO 5/766, f 207). The RC is not extant and this copy was the seventeenth in the list of items enclosed with Appendix 6. Variants: CO 5/757, ff 207-208 (L, Copy); CO 5/766, f 26 (L, Copy); BL: Add 38340, f 277 (L, Copy); Coll. Mass. Papers, 1768 (L, Copy); Letters to the Ministry (1st ed.), 100; Letters to the Ministry (repr.), 134. This letter is a reply to No. 626, the first of two sent that day.2 Copies of the version enclosed with Appendix 6 were laid before both houses of Parliament on 28 Nov. 1768. HLL: American Colonies Box 1.