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Letter from Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire to William Tryon
Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793
June 07, 1769
Volume 08, Page 51

[B. P. R. O. America & West Indies. Vol. 216.]
Letter from Earl of Hillsborough to Governor Tryon.

Whitehall 7th June 1769.

I have already in my letter Nc 20, fully expressed to you my opinion with respect to any further issue of Paper Bills of Credit as a legal tender; but it was not intended that that opinion should, nor will it, preclude the fullest consideration that can be given to any Representation the Assembly shall think fit to make on that subject, or any Plan they can suggest for that purpose.

The inconveniences that daily occur, from the Colonies not adhering to some certain & regular mode of appointing their Agents, are many & great & it would be very satisfactory, and prevent many difficulties that occur in the transaction of public Business, if all the Colonies would conform to that rule which has been prescribed by the Crown, of appointing their Agents by Act of the Legislature, which, as it originated in the House of Assembly, it follows of course that the name of the Person must be inserted by them, altho' the other two Branches of the Legislature have each respectively a negative upon the Bills.

I am &c.a