Sir, [Gen'l Conway Sect'y of State]
I had the Honour to receive the Second of this Month, your Letter Dated the 12th of July, to inform me His Majesty, had been
His Majesty's Commands, transmitted to me, through you, Sir, shall be Obeyed with all the Dilligence, & Firmness in my Power.
I had the Happiness to receive a few Days before the Arrival of your Letter, His Majesty's, Commission, appointing me Governor of this Province, which Commission I shall open, as soon as my present, bad State of Health will permit me, An Illness, that has Visited me ever since the 3d of August last. It is a Compound of every sort of Fever, called by the Inhabitants the Seasoning of this Climate.
I have received no Authentick Accounts of the Act of Parliament appointing a Stamp Duty; nor are any Stamp Officers, or the Stamps arrived here as yet.
The Inclosed I received from a Merchant in Charles-Town.