355 | To William Bollan

    Boston NE. May 17th. 1765


    Mr. Achmuty has acted in the Office of Advocate general of this Province ever since I have been Governor of it; & has shown such ability & integrity therein, that I should long ago have applied to the Lords of the Admiralty for an Appointment of him to the Office, if I had not been prevented by your appointment  being subsiting.1 But as it seems now determined, that you will not resume the functions of that Office, I beg leave to Apply for the Appointment of Mr. Achmuty: especially as I learn that endeavours are used to get in another person2 appointed over his head: which would not only be injurious to him, but also detrimental to the King’s Service. However, that there may be no appearance of my Acting against you. I have enclosed my letter to the Secretary of the board of Admiralty, desiring that if you approve of it, you would seal it & forward it. And if you should Add your own sollicitation thereto you would oblige many of your friends here & especially Sr. your most obedient humble servant

    &c &c

    William Bollan Esqr

    L, LbC BP, 3: 293.