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those who stand first in the commission would have had it twice. These my Lord are reasons which alone I humbly conceive would be sufficcient to induce you to give the comm to one in the recommendation; but there are such weighty objections to Mr Woods’s continuing in office and those of a publick nature too; that I presume they will set the matter beyond a dispute; in the first place my Lord we have one of the most extensive counties in the colony to do the business of which it would requir five or six sherifs, instead of which we have only two at present who may properly be said to be sherifs and one who has sworn in to collect the debts of another person in this county, but whom they declare shall not act even in that capacity for the future and do absolutely refuse to imploy any other. By this means our dockit which is already a very large one