760 | From Lord Barrington

    Cav: Square Ap. 5. 1769.

    Dear Sir,

    Since my former Letter began in March & herewith inclosed, I have reced your’s dated feb 20th.1 I am happy to find by it that you wish to have the honour which has been confer’d upon you. I can also give you the pleasure of knowing that last Sunday the King spoke with the highest approbation of your conduct & Services in his Closet to me.2 I am perswaded any proposal you can ^shall^ make for the advantage of your family will be kindly consider’d by his Majesty and his Servants. I shall make the proper use of the Particulars you send me concerning Mr. Temple.3 I am in great haste the Packett being to be dispatch’d this Evening but I am not with less truth

    Dear Sir Your Excellencys most faithful & obedt. humble Servt.


    Your Patent is passed.

    I understand you are directed to come hither, but Lord Hillsborough authorises me to say you need not be in any inconvenient haste to obey that instruction.4

    ALS, RC     BP, 12: 81-82.

    Enclosed No. 754.