The inclosures are the accounts of Mr Rutherford, his Majestys Receiver General of this province from the 25th March 1776 to the 25th March 1770, which with the letter accompanying them he delivered to me in Council. I shall not pretend to speak particularly concerning
I am inclined to believe from the materials I have sent to your Lordships office a good Rent Roll and an effectual method for the management of the collection of Quit Rents may be framed. The aid of the legislature will be wanted as formerly observed and the officers employed to be at first most liberally rewarded. These considerations I should hope would be speedily resolved upon, as his Majestys interest and the officers upon the establishment suffer greatly and must continue to do so while under the present mode of collection.