Once again Thomas Stanley appears:

 

[Francis, Lord Rawdon to his uncle, Francis, 10th Earl of Huntingdon]

1775, Oct. 5

Camp on the heights of Charlestown

 

The Raven arrived yesterday evening, near a fortnight after the Cerberus, though she sailed three weeks before her.Iím in hopes there may be some letters on board her for me.I have not heard from either England or Ireland since the letter you wrote to me by Stanley.†† He is well, and I like him much, but I do not see him so often as I could wish, as he is with General Burgoyne in Boston, and General Howe expressed his disapprobation of the officers of this army going frequently to town, so that I go rarely above once a fortnight.

 

[Source: Francis Bickley, editor."Historical Manuscripts Commission. Report on the Manuscripts of the late Reginald Rawdon Hastings, Esq., of The Manor House, Ashby De La Zouch.Volume III."London, Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office.1934. Pages 160.