789 | To Thomas Hutchinson

    Jamaica Farm June 21 1769


    A Letter containing such important Matters as yours of the 19th sent by a Servant1 who is to wait for an Answer may easily receive so hasty a one, as to be liable to be misunderstood: this has been the Case with my Letter. And now I cannot undertake to explain myself by a Letter which is to go by so uncertain a Conveyance as this. All I can say at present is that the Contrast was not mentioned as supposed to be purposely designed but as probably consequential to a Want of Communication. However I shall endeavour to steer this Business, which I can consider of great Importance in such a Manner as to present such Effects.

    I am &c.

    Lieut Governor

    L, LbC     BP, 7: 229.

    In handwriting of Thomas Bernard.