835 | To Andrew Oliver


    Pall Mall. March 8. 1770.

    Dear Sir,

    I have just now received your Letter of Jan 24th. & will make a proper Use of it.1 I have frequently had Occasion to apologise to the Lieut Govr for not writing to you & to refer you to him for Intelligence. I must do so now, having but a short time to make up a Packet for Mr Deblois by Scot.2

    I would not however omit informing you that last Sunday Evening3 in a long Conference I had with Lord North, he gave me so fair an Opportunity to enter upon your Subject that I mentioned that Mode of Provision for you which I had proposed to Lord Hillsborough some time ago; & added what I thought proper on your Behalf. He received it very graciously & spoke very kindly of you; but did not, as it could not be expected, ^give^ any kind of Assurance. I have not seen Lord Hillsborough since; but shall be with him early tomorrow morning, when I will tell you what I have done.4

    I am &c.

    The Honble Andrew Oliver Esqr

    L, LbC      BP, 8: 74–75.