273 | From Lord Barrington

    Cavendish Square 23d Febry 1764


    I am to return you my best thanks, for your very kind Present of Fish, which came very safe to hand, and is very good. I am ashamed of the trouble you annually give yourself, upon my account.

    I understand thro’ Mr Jackson, that your affairs concerning Mount Desert go on well; he has promised to give me notice when I can be Assistant therein. Lord Hillsborough, the present first Lord of Trade,1 is the most intimate friend I have in the world, and I have not neglected to inform him of my connexions with, and good opinion of you.

    I hope this Letter will find you, Mrs Barnard,2 & all your family in perfect health. I beg you will present my best compliments to her, & add that her Relations on this side the Water are well & much at her service.

    If I were to enter on the Political situation of this Country, it would open too large a field for a Letter: My opinion is that the present Administration  will support itself very well, notwithstanding it has been press’d on some popular points, and I hope those Clamours which have artfuly & wickedly been raised, will subside. I am with great truth & esteem

    Dear Sir Your Excellencys most faithful humble Servant


    His Excellency Governor Bernard

    ALS, RC BP, 10: 163-166.