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April 8th


April 8˙ News is just now arrived, by a private hand, that the discontent of the people, has so far prevailed, that orders are sent to unman the fleet, or at least, that it should not sail till further orders. I hope the news will prove true.

The Scots in the House of Commons, have been your great enemies. I think it would be but just in the Bostonians to withold every farthing due to them in that town, which I am told, is very considerable, especially to the city of Glasgow. Indeed, I think, as the port is shut up, the whole debt due from them to Great Britain should be stopped, and reprisals be made by every means in your power. The preservation of England itself, and her excellent Constitution, require it of you.

May God direct and prosper your counsels.