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Letters of Governour Hutchinson


Worcester, May 17, 1775.

A great number of that arch traitor Hutchinson' s letters have lately fell into the hands of our people. By them is discovered the diabolical plans that have been laid to enslave this Country, and show to the world what an indefatigable slave be has been to his masters the Ministry, and their grand master the Devil. These letters will, undoubtedly, be soon made publick. A correspondent at Roxbury has favoured us with the following extract from one of them, to General Gage, then at New-York:

"Boston, July 23, 1771.

"SIR: I have the honour of your letter of the 15th. Yesterday a vessel arrived, which left London on the 24th of May. I have letters to the 22d. Parliament rose the 9th, and nothing done as to America. I send you a passage of a letter from Sir Francis Bernard. I have the honour to be, very respectfully, &c.

"SIR: It appears to me to be a matter of great importance to His Majesty' s general service, and to the real interest of the Colony, that the discord beginning between New-York and us should be encouraged. I wrote some time ago to Mr˙ Golden upon this subject, but he rather declined concerning himself in it. There is certainly a strong aversion, which nothing but the confederacy against Great Britain could have conquered. This has too much the appearance, of Machiavelian policy; but it is justifiable, as it has the most obvious tendency to save the Colonies from ruining themselves, as well as distressing the Mother Country. If Pennsylvania could be brought to take part with New-York, I think the business would be done. I must beg the favour of you not to suffer this letter to come under any other than, your own observation. I have the honour to be," &c˙, &c.