To Joseph Galloway
Extract: reprinted from Clarence W. Alvord and Clarence E. Carter, eds., The New Régime 1765–1766, in Collections of the Illinois Historical Library, xi (Springfield, Ill., 1916), 338.8
[May 10, 1766]
I think that a strong Colony in the Illinois Country, is a most desirable measure. The Proposal is much listened to here.
8. On the source and dating of this extract see the headnote and footnotes to the document next but one above.