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2 Commons' Journals, XXV. 246.
3 ‘I have been near thirty years in the Council of this Province, * * and, in all that time, I do not remember that any public money was drawn by any governor from the Treasury and applied to any other use than what it was designed for by the Assembly that granted it, except for a perquisite which the King's Auditor of his revenue claimed; and you know, sir, what influence the governors were under at that time to make them do this.’ Horatio Walpole, the Auditor, was brother to Sir Robert Walpole. Ms. Letter to Governor Shirley from New York, July 1749.
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