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Letter from Charles Lennox, Duke of Richmond and Lennox to William Tryon
Richmond and Lennox, Charles Lennox, Duke of, 1735-1806
June 12, 1766
Volume 07, Pages 217-218

[B. P. R. O. Am: & West Ind. Vol. 269.]
Letter from the Secretary to Governor Tryon

Whitehall 12th June 1766.

I have the pleasure of transmitting to you herewith inclosed a printed Copy of an Act of Parliament entitled “An Act for indemnifying Persons who have incurred certain Penalties by an act of the last Session of Parliament for granting certain Stamp Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America &c” as also a Copy of another Act “for opening and establishing certain Ports in the Islands of Jamaica and Dominica for the more free importation and exportation of certain goods and Merchandizes and other purposes therein set forth.”

Thus you see Sir that not only the greatest attention has been shewn to his Majesty's American Subjects for the repeal of an act which they had complained of but those grievances in Trade which seemed to be the first and chief object of their uneasiness have been taken into the most minute consideration and such regulations have been established as will it is hoped restore the trade of America not only to its former flourishing state but be the means of greatly increasing and improving it to the conveniency and advantage of all his Majesty's subjects in every part of his Dominions.

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With these views have these regulations been enacted and from the best enquiries into the commerce of America it is more than probable that very Salutary Effects will answer the Intentions.

Such manifest concern and tender regard shewn by his Majesty and his Parliament for the true happiness and prosperity of the Colonies and Plantations cannot fail I am persuaded to produce on their part suitable sentiments of Duty Respect and Gratitude to their King and love and attachment for their Mother Country

I am &c
RICHMOND &c: