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Letter of James Abercromby, 1755 Sept. 5.

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in this negotiation, when Public & Rival interest interfere difficultys I suspect of such a nature might be increased- rather than obviated by the interpretation of the Virginia merchants-After the most mature consideration of this matter I can devise no change more proper or more favorable to turn it into than what is already done by the "[addiep?]" and by the memorial attending the same,both of which are built upon the foundation, of the warrant being carryd into execution pro tanto. That no circumstance might be overlooked, I have from the fatal miscarriage of our military operations under General Braddock again urged to the ministry, the further necessity of the free application of this revenue being left with the governor & the council in Virginia and to conclude I have left nothing whatever in my public as well as private capacity to remove prejudices and give this matter a favorable introduction to the Regency before whom it now lies, and from the freedom in which I have circumstanially laid this case open to you I hope I shall offend nobody, for on this and every occasion I think it my duty to act with great openess, attention and, sincerity to you and to the rest of my constituants, where government is concerned or otherwise, thro' we the cause of the public might suffer, while I am with great regard Sir your most obedt servant Jas Abercromby To the honorable JWE Fairfax