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N.S. Archives: MG 100 vol 204 #25
Walter Patterson Esq.
Lieutenant Governor of the
Island of St. John
Halifax Nov. 9 1784
Yesterday His Majestys Ship the Race Horse arrived here from England & brought the despatches herewith enclos'd to you.
Lord Sydney has directed that these despatches shall be forwarded to you by a special mefsenger who is to wait for your answer to them which is to be brought here & forwarded to England by the Race Horse which is to remain in this Harbour for that purpose.