the transportation of ‘incendiaries’1
prohibition of the New England
with other measures, which he dared not trust to paper,3
and recommended only by insinuations and verbal messages.
At the same time he entreated the concealment of his solicitations.
‘Keep secret every thing I write,’4
said he to Whately
, his channel for communicating with Grenville
‘I have never yet seen any rational plan for a partial subjection;’ he writes to Jenkinson
's influential friend Mauduit
; ‘my sentiments upon these points should be concealed.’5
Though he kept back part of his thoughts, he begged Bernard
to burn his letters.
‘It will be happy if, in the next Session, Parliament make thorough work,’6
he would write to John Pownall
, the Secretary
of the Board of Trade; and then ‘caution’ him to ‘suffer no parts of his letters to transpire.’
‘I humbly entreat your Lordship, that my letters may not be made public,’ was his ever-renewed prayer to successive Secretaries of State
, so that he conducted the Government
like one engaged in a