659 | To Thomas Gage

    Boston July 30 1768


    I have ^laid^ your letters offering me troops from Halifax before a Very full Council; and they have unanimously advised that I do not require troops.1 And now the Question is answered in form, I shall think myself bound not to make such a requisition, whatever may be my Opinion of the expediency of it. For my own part, if no mischeif should happen in the Mean time, I can be well contented to wait till orders shall come from England; which will be more effectual & Authoritative than Any that can originate here.

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

    Fra Bernard

    His Excellency Maj genl Gage.

    ALS, RC     Gage, vol. 79.

    Endorsed: Govr. Bernard. Boston 30th. July 1768 received 8th. August. __ Variant in BP, 5: 276-276 (AL, LbC). Gage replied with No. 669.