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Letter from George Sackville Germain, Viscount Sackville to Josiah Martin
Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785
June 14, 1776
Volume 10, Page 609

[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind.: No. Carolina. No. 222.]
Letter from Lord George Germain to Governor Martin.

Whitehall, 14th June, 1776.


The misfortune which happened to the Duke of Cumberland Packet Boat on her return from America has deprived me of the Dispatches which I am informed by the Master you had put on Board her, and as I am without any Information of the state of things in the Southern Colonies, I am unable to give you any Instructions by this Packet which is principally dispatched for the purpose of affording you and his Majesty's other servants in the Southern Colonies an opportunity of transmitting an account of such Occurrences as you shall judge it of importance to communicate to me for his Majesty's information.

We are very impatient to hear of the arrival of Sir Peter Parker and Lord Cornwallis with the Fleet and Troops under their command, as we have great hopes some happy effects will attend their operations, altho' the season of the year will not admit of their continuing long with you.

The Enclosed Gazette Extraordinary will inform you that the seige of Quebec has been raised by the succours sent from hence, and I have the further pleasure to acquaint you that the Troops under Genl Burgoyne which are destined to act against the Rebels on that side were met in the River St Lawrence by the ship which brought the Account from Quebec.

I am &c: