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The Diary and Letters of His Excellency Thomas Hutchinson Captain-General and Governor-In-Chief of Massachusetts Bay; Comp. from the Original Document

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... vessel, who left Boston Octr 25, and says it hapned the night before. In the evening at Coveut Garden Play House, to see the Duenna Opera: Mr Burch and family, Flucker, and my daughter. 10th.--At the Temple Church, where Doctor Thurlow preached. At Court. Was introduced to Lord Cornwallis, who goes this week for America. In the evening at Doctor Heberden's: Bishop of Ely, Mr Burrill [?] Cole, Holford, Watsou, &c. llth.--Peggy and I dined at Ld Dartmouth's: MTM Pownall and daughter, Mr Todd, Nutt, and Blackburne. Mr Pownall, Ld Galloway, and Ld Warwick, were to have been there. 12th.--Mr Blackburne called: says he has a letter of Ocf 17, from the Mayor of Albany: mentions 600 of Schuyler's men having returned home thro' that city sick, without clothes, in want of rum, &c. There seems to be a general expectation here that the attempt against Canada will be frustrated. Mr Sewall and wife, Mauduit, Nichols, Burch, and Sewall Junr, dined with us. 13th.--At Mr Burch's desire went with him to the Levee, St. James's. Dined at the Deanery, Westminster, by invitation from the Bp of Rochester, who, with his Lady, the Portuguese] Ambassador, Abp. of Canterbury, Lord North, Lord Dartmouth, Bp of Wor'ster, Sr Geo. Howard, and M.r Robinson, and the young Lord Apsley, made the company. In the evening at Westminster school, where Terence's Andria* was acted, with great applause: and I was much more pleased than at Cov. Garden, or D. Lane. 14tb.--At Lord Geo. G.'s Leve"e wth Mr Burch. He says letters from L" Dunmore advise his having made three or four descents with a small party of Regulars: taken 45 pi[eces] of ion of diff' bores, and one of the Provincial Congress, and a ptain of the Whiteshirts, prisoners. * Terence, originally a manumitted slave, was...
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