May it please your Grace
The General Assembly of this Province having voted an Address to be sent unto His Majesty, I put it under this cover, as in my opinion the most direct way of its coming to the Royal Presence, If I Err in the manner I humbly ask your Grace's Pardon.
So soon as the committee shall have prepared the Representation of the state of this Country I shall transmit it unto your Grace and to the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations pursuant to the Directions of the Assembly. In the mean time I ask Liberty to assure your Grace, that I find in the people of this Province a most hearty zeal and affection for his Majesty's person and Government, and a readiness to comply with all His Majesty's Instructions to the utmost of their Power, which I trust will be very evident to your Grace when you shall see the Journal of the Assembly.
I am preparing a large Map of this Province for his Majestys view, drawn from several Observations I collected when I was Surveyor General of this Province and many helps I have received from several Gentlemen of this and the neighbouring Governments, the particulars whereof I shall communicate to your Grace when I send the Map.