A. He received the Secretarys Letter of 10: June 1731—Reason of his not receiving it sooner.
B. He refers to His Report sent last year alsoe an answer to this Letter—The Biennial Act must be repealed to bring the people into good Disposition.
C. Many people came to settle there last winter, some of good American Fortunes—He may now make a creditable Council, and will write next month to the Board on that subject
D. The best conveyance to him is by N. England in Summer, Virginia in Winter.
E. This the first opportunity of sending.
A. I received a letter from you by Captain Daniel Beckman on the 6th of April dated the 10th of June 1731. the reason it was so long kept undelivered was that the vessell went to several places before it came here.
Upon peruseing my papers, I think as good an answer as I am able to give to this letter may be taken out of the Report I sent to the Lordsth & 115 Instructions, the whole Laws have been sent to your Board already, which I believe have taken up some of their Lordships time to examine, the Biennal Act must be repealed before the people of this Country can be brought into a good disposition.
C. A multitude of people have come into this Country to settle last Winter, some have very great American fortunes, insomuch that I now think there are Men here to make up a creditable Council for which reason (Sir) I desire you will give my Duty to their Lordships, & let them know I design myself the honour of writeing them a letter on that subject next month.
D. When the Lords of Trade honour me with their Commands the best conveyance is, by the way of N. England in the Summer and Virginia in the Winter.
E. The Packet this letter goes in is the first I have had an opportunity of sending since the Receipt of yours
To Allured Popple Esqre