Acknowledges receipt of B.'s letter of March 13th, per Peter Blin who arrived on the 17th inst. Glad to hear "of the Infante Duke's Kind Reception in Italy, which as it Contributes to the Tranquility of Europe, So I hope it will abate the views of our Neighbours, that we may also share of the Benefits of a long and Honourable peace." Obliged to B. for his offers of help.
(signed.) Wm Shirreff Secy.L. Armstrong
1732. Ap. 21. Annapolis.
Armstrong to Dunbar.1
Acknowledges receipt of letter of 1st inst. Will send the men required and an officer to relieve Broadstreet. Proud of Annapolis. D.'s improvements and success. Sorry that he has been impeded by the Massachusetts people. Thanks D, for kind offers, wishes they applied to Great Britain or Ireland, but quits all pretensions in America to more youthful adventurers.· As people here want grants, he wishes D. to send one of his deputies to forward the settlement. Wishes D.'s advice in regard to the tracts of land reserved for the navy. Regrets his inability on account of his health to visit Col. Dunbar at Fredericksfort, and invites D. to Annapolis.