342 | To John Temple

    Province house April 12th. 1765 near 6 o’Clock p:m __


    This affair which you have communicated to me1 is of so daring & so atrocious a Nature that I should be glad to have the Advice of the Council both to direct & strengthen my proceedings. I fear it will be difficult to get a Council together to night however if you think it necessary, I will attempt it But if it will be sufficient It will be better to summon the Council to meet to morrow at 9 o’Clock, when I may expect a full board You may assure yourself that nothing will be wanting in me to resent this audacious insult upon the Laws; & I am assured the Council will concur in every necessary measure therefor It will be proper to learn who is the reputed owner of this Cargo. I am

    Sir Your most Obedient humble Servant

    Fra Bernard

    To the Hon’ble John Temple Esqr.

    I return the papers but they will be wanted at Council

    L, RLbC Temple Papers, 1762-1768: Taunton, 289.