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Letter from Gabriel Johnston to John Russell, Duke of Bedford
Johnston, Gabriel, ca. 1698-1752
Volume 04, Page 919

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[B. P. R. O. Am: & W. Ind: Vol. 66.]

My Lord, [Duke of Bedford]

I have been Engaged in a very Laborious work for these fifteen years by past, in civilizing a wild Barbarous people and Endeavouring at least to bring them on a par with our Neighbouring Colonies, The reason of my small success is owing to the Inequality of their Representatives in Assembly, when that is Redressed I Hope matters will go smoothly In the meanwhile I have Employed myself in attempting to raise and produce such commodities as Great Brittain Imports from countries of a parallel Latitude, and I can with pleasure Inform your Grace that I have brought wine and Raw Silk to a good Degree of perfection and if I had my arrears paid I Donot Doubt But to turn the minds of the people of this province pretty universally this way

I am, with great Respect, &c.,