783 | To Samuel Hood

    Province house June 8 1769


    I am favoured with your Letter of May 29th1 informing me that you propose to order the Rippon to proceed to England very shortly.2 I am much obliged to you for this Intimation, as it is probable this Ship may be very convenient to me without hurting the public Service. I have received His Majesty’s Command to attend & Report to him the State of this Province. Nothing hinders me from obeying this Order but my Attendance upon this Session of the General Court: as soon as that is over I shall immediately set about preparing for Embarkation. I shall most probably be ready about the End of July: if that time can be made suitable to the Departure of the Rippon it will be very agreeable as otherwise I may possibly be delayed for Want of a ship.

    I am &c.

    Commodore Hood

    L, LbC     BP, 7: 225.

    In handwriting of Thomas Bernard.