777 | From Thomas Gage

    New York 15th: May 1769.


    Being informed, that the King’s Writs have been issued for the Calling of a new General Assembly, of his Majesty’s Province of Massachusett’s Bay, to meet at Boston the End of this Month; I have ordered an Account of all the Expenditures, incurred in quartering his Majesty’s Forces at Boston, to be prepared.1 Colonel Robertson,2 who setts out from this Place for Boston this Day, will lay the same before you immediately, that you may have Time, to order a thorough Inspection, and Examination of the said Accounts, which when properly authenticated, you will be so good to lay before the General Assembly, that Funds may be provided to discharge the same.3

    I am likewise to beg of you, that, you will be pleased to make a Requisition, that Provision may be made for the further quartering of his Majesty’s Forces, in the Town of Boston, and Castle Island, according to Act of Parliament.

    I take this Opportunity, to offer my Congratulations on the Dignity, his Majesty has been pleased lately to conferr upon you, which is a signal Mark of his Royal Approbation of your Conduct.

    I have the Honor to be, with great Regard, Sir, Your most obedient, humble Servant,

    Thos. Gage.

    His Excellency Sir Francis Bernard Bt:

    LS, RC     BP, 12: 91-94.

    Endorsed by FB: Genl Gage d May 15 1769 concg the Troops at Boston —.