910 | From Thomas Hutchinson

    Boston 11 Nov. 1772

    My Dr Sr

    Some of Mr Bernards Creditors threatning him with an arrest upon consulting with his Lawyer1 he thought it most advisable to put his affairs into the hands of his principal creditor2 here & to make a voyage to England & I must inform you that upon his acquainting me with it I could not help concurring especially because he will be able to give you a more perfect state of his affairs than its possible to do by letters. I would have assisted him by the loan of any reasonable sum if it would have answered his purpose. Mr Taylor who had engaged for seven or eight hundred pounds and who is called upon I will prevent from being pressed so as to distress him. I have given leave of absence in the form you advised & have acquainted Ld Dartmouth with it.3 The short notice I have obliges me to refer to you your son for all other Particulars relative to him and for all other affairs to my Letters by other opportunities. I am with the most sincere regard Dr Sr yr faithful & affectionate humble Servt

    AL, LbC      Mass. Archs., 27: 406.