I had the Honor of yours of the 9th Oct. the 3rd inst. acquainting me that at Mr. Pitt's request to retire from business His Maj. had accepted of his resignation and that he had been graciously pleased to appoint Your Lordship Secretary of State for the Southern Department and to inform me that this change will not occasion any alterations in His Maj. measures in vigorously prosecuting the War.
I sincerely congratulate your Lordp upon this distinguishing mark of His Maj. favour and confidence in you at this most critical juncture and dont doubt but Your Lordship will concur in prosecuting this glorious and necessary war with the same laudable zeal of your predecessor and by the Divine Providence will be attended with the same glorious success as his administration though loaded with the additional War with Spain which I am confident if pursued will end in driving the French from this part of the Globe and if the Spaniards persist will also end in the conquest of Havanna which alone would make His Maj. Master of the Spanish trade and by offering a free trade and protection to the Spanish American Provinces would make them throw off their confined dependance upon Spain and effectually humble the House of Bourbon. I hope Your Lordship will pardon this enthusiastic fire since the Divine Providence has so remarkably declared His Majesty Christ's Vice Regent to protect the Protestant Apostolic Church and cause of liberty.
I shall take care to address all my letters to you and inform you of every thing I shall think necessary for His Maj. service and the good of this and the adjoining Colonies.
I have herewith addressed a duplicate of my last letter to Mr. Secretary Pitt lest the first should miscarry and have only since myth Sept. acquainting me with His Maj. happy marriage and one of the 28th giving me an account of His Maj. Coronation and an Order of Council of the 29th Septr with the alteration of the form of prayer by including Her Majesty and have ordered a Proclamation accordingly
I wish you all happiness and success in your administration and am with great respect