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Letter from Governour Gage to Governour Trumbull



Salem, July 23, 1774.

SIR: I enclose you two affidavits, of Mr˙ Green and Mr˙ Scott, taken before two Justices of the Peace and Quorum of the town of Boston, touching a very extraordinary treatment that Mr˙ Green met with at Windham and Norwich, in the Colony of Connecticut; and as that gentleman is an inhabitant of this Province, I thing it my duty to interest myself in his behalf, and to transmit you the said affidavits, in the assurance that you will exert yourself to obtain him satisfaction.

You are sensible that people capable of such conduct as those mentioned in the affidavits are accused of, must be a disgrace to every society; and I make no doubt, from a principle of justice, as well as the honour and reputation of the Colony under your command, that you will order the accused persons to be apprehended and brought to trial.

I am, sir, your most obedient humble servant,


Honourable Jonathan Trumbull, Esq˙, Governour of the Colony of Connecticut.