667 | To Samuel Hood

    Boston Aug 27 1768


    I have received by the last mail1 a Letter giving me Intimation that by the next Packet I may expect a discretionary Power to go to England if I shall think it proper.2 In such Case I shall judge it most convenient for his Majesty’s Service for me to embark as soon as possible. Upon this Occasion I beg Leave to ask the Favour of you, that if it shall be convenient for any of his Majesty’s Ships or Sloops to return to England this Fall, you would be so good as to order me a Passage in her. I am under the greater Necessity to make this Request as I know of no Ship preparing to sail from hence but one, whose Cabbin is allready engaged. At present I make a Secret of this Purpose and shall keep it so as long as I can.

    I am &c

    Commodore Hood

    L, LbC     BP, 7: 191.

    In handwriting of Thomas Bernard.