918 | [To John Pownall]

    Aylesbury Jan 23 1773 [1774]

    Dear Sr

    By the last post I received a cover from you inclosing some letters from Boston; but none from the Governor.1 I doubt but he has fully inform’d you of the proceedings there, which by no means fall short of my expectations. I have but one paragraph of the popular proceedings there: and tho it it contains nothing that can be new to you, yet I think it proper to send you a copy of it, at the same time assuring you that it comes from one who is firm in the intrests of government, and a sure freind to the to the governor. When will Great Britain open her eyes?2

    I have intended to come about this time; but I have had such an unpleasant winter and am now in such indifferent ^health^ that I must postpone it for some days. However my Son will set out some time this week, when you will hear farther from me by him

    I am Sr your most faithfull and affecte servant

    Fra, Bernard.

    ALS, RC      Dartmouth Papers, American Papers: D(W)1778/II/794.