643 | To Thomas Gage

    Roxbury July 3. 1768



    I am obliged to you for your separate Letter, & am pleased that the Letter inclosed in it came sealed,1 that I may be able to say, if there is occasion, that I know not the contents of any of the letters which I have forwarded: for I expect that these dispatches passing thro’ my hands will occasion a good deal of talk. In my present situation I cant apply for troops nor can I prevent their coming.

    I am, with great regard, Sr Your most obedient & most humble Servant

    Fra Bernard

    His Excellency Genl Gage.

    You will learn from the papers that I have dissolved the Assembly by his Majesty’s command: this may possibly create fresh disturbance.

    ALS, RC     Gage, vol. 78.

    Endorsed: Separate. Govr. Bernard Roxbury July 3d. 1768. Received July 9th. Answered. Variants: CO 5/757, f 354 (AL, Copy); BP, 5: 269 (L, LbC).