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. See extracts from Bourne's journal, DNA
Microcopy 162, Case 30, No. 60:
“Jany. 30th 1777. This day having all the papers compleated from Mr. Smith my Attorney,
carried them to the Court of Chancery to be enrolled, they were accordingly enrolled.
After which Mr. Lane and I went to the honorable Jona. Sewall Esqr. to sollicit his
favor in order to introduce me to Lord Norths Secretary (Mr. Robinson), but as Mr.
Sewall had no acquaintance with the Gentleman I was obliged to apply to Governor Hutchinson
for his favor on the topick who readily gave me a letter of Introduction to Mr. Robinson
and afterwards wrote to Mr. Robinson to assist me with my memorial by presenting it
to Lord North the head of the Treasury.”
The remainder of this entry, and entries dated 11 and 26 Feb. and 1 and 5 March 1777,
record Bourne's continuing and apparently unsuccessful attendance on the Treasury
during their consideration of his memorial, notes
, above. PCC
No. 44 fol. 309.