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[172] who encouraged this duplicity, and wrote an
Chap. XXXIV.} 1768. July.
answer to be shown the Council,1 keeping up the deception, and even using the name of the King, as a partner in the falsehood.2 Hillsborough greedily drank in the flattery offered him, and affected distress at showing the King the expressions of the partiality of his correspondent.3 In undertaking the ‘very arduous task of reducing America into good order,’ he congratulated himself on having ‘the aid of a Governor, zealous, able and active,’ like Bernard, who, having educated Hutchinson for his successor, was now promised the rank of a baronet, and the administration of Virginia.

1 Bernard to Hillsborough, 30 Nov. 1768.

2 Hillsborough to Bernard, 14 Sept. 1768.

3 Hillsborough to Bernard, 11 July, 1768.

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