796 | From Thomas Gage

    New York July 10th 1769


    Colonel Gabbitt arrived last night, by whom I had the honour to receive your Letter of the 5th Ins[t].1 I find your Assembly is going to change their Resolves, in consequence of which the Intention of detaining the 64th; Regiment is also changed. As for the Destination of the two Regiments remaining in Boston, that stands fixed at least for some time. The altercation between the speaker and the Clerk may possibly produce some Discoverys or create Dissentions between themselves. They have handled us pretty roughly but as they have put us in such good Company as the Lords & Commons of Great Britain, whom they seem to have treated with the same ill manners, are may I think, be much obliged to them. I sincerely wish you a safe voyage to England, where you will enjoy more Peace and Tranquility than have fallen to your Lot for some years past, and I doubt not meet with as Reception and Reward due to your Services.

    I am with very great Regards, Sir, your most obedient humble servant

    Thos Gage

    Sir Francis Bernard

    ALS, RC     BP, 12: 123-126.

    Endorsed: Gen Gage d July 10 1769.