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trampled upon. perhaps when he gets his Country man
here he'll allow him some Authority. he talks of putting
the Interpreter or traders in Iron's if the disobey him
& builds his Authority on General Amhurst Commission
for this place where he finds, "no huts to be erected
within two thousand yards of the Fort without the
consent of the Commanding Officer

We dine together & are very friendly notwithstanding
as I am sure you would disaprove of my having an open
rupture I shall try every means to avoid it till I hear from
you. I long much for my Instructions for Michilimackinak
Capt Howard says there are Colours & Medals much
wanting in presents.

The Circumstances of my stress & not having trans-
acted any business will plead in my favor, that I was
not in the fault of this dispute. Suffering the least
{"stroke", crossed out}in your opinion would be the Severest Stroke I
could feell. which I hope I shall avoid

I most Sincerely wish you all the happiness this
World affords & if good works can Secure it in the next you
are assured out. I remain with the greatest respect

Sir
Your most obedient
humble Servt
B Roberts

{written to the left of the closing}

It's a long time I
ha'nt heard from Sir John}

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