Letter of James Abercromby, 1755 Sept. 5.
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Craven Street Septr 5th 1755 Sir I have receiv’d your obliging letter of the 26th of June, in the name of his majestys council, and therein their judgment with regard to German linnen, if this matter, with that of Lisben salt shall come before Parliament my attention thereto shall not be wanting My letter, by a man of war, going express to America, a few days time, with the memorial therein inclosed, will show you how much I have at heart the success of your address to the king, as well as the particular interest of them from whom it comes The council of Virginia, not being the first who had taken up an opposition to this matter of government, it has been heretofore fully agitated and accordingly there is not one person in the administration here whom I did not find engaged in support of what has been done, it became therefore necessary for me in the first place to obviate the particular resentment to the council of Virginia, for presuming as a council of state in Virginia to call in question what had been fully deliberated and resolved on by the Kings council here and approved of accordingly by the King; another very unfavorable circumstance attending the address met in likewise at first seting out "[illegible]" that this address is looked on as a sort of contrivance to favour particular persons in Ohio, more than the good of government, and this [justification?] has been