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Letter from Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire to John Stuart
Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793
March 24, 1769
Volume 08, Page 21

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[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Indies. Vol. 273.]
Letter from the Earl of Hillsborough to Mr Stuart Superintendt &c.

Whitehall March 24th 1769.

It will at all times be most agreeable to me to be able to promote your wishes in any thing that may be acceptable to you or that you think may facilitate the service with which you are entrusted but I am not without my apprehensions that the giving any particular Rank to the office of superintendant more especially in the Military line will be attended with insurmountable difficulties and objections. If however you think that the Superintendants being appointed an extra Member of the several Councils in the district for which he acts may be of any use or advantage I will not fail upon your report to take the sense of the Lords of Trade upon such an arrangement of whose acquiescence in it I have doubt.

I am &c
HILLSBOROUGH.