MS43.04: Francis Nicholson Papers
"To Go in the Morning to Major Burwells", N. D.



To go in the morning to Major Burwells and tell him that I am ordered to read
to him, this nights Message, & expect a present answer whether they will agree
to what his Excellcy proposes. if not, tell him that I am ordered to read another
paper to him, and so leave both; telling him that his Excellcy has used all
fair means possible, that he is now brought to this last extremity, which he
can not possibly avoid doing, to clear his honour and reputation which has so—
much sufferred on that young Lady's accott: and if any of them are any way
disturbed or uneasie at it, they may thank themselves, for not using his—
Excellency as a Gentleman, nor a Christian.