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Letter from William Lowndes to William Popple
Lowndes, William, 1652-1724
May 05, 1697
Volume 01, Page 476

[B. P. R. O. Amer. and W. Ind: Plant. Gen. No. 601.]

Sir,

The Lords Commissioners of his Matys Treasury having transmitted to the Commrs of his Majesty's Customes the forme of the Bond prepared by the Attorney Generall for the security to be taken from the Proprietors of Plantac̄ons for their respective Deputy Governors pursuant to an Address presented to his Majesty by the Lords Spirituall and Temporall in Parliament; who have reported that they are of opinion, That the Penalty to be inserted therein ought not to be less than Two thousand pounds nor to exceed five thousand pounds with reguard to the Importance of the Trade in the respective Proprieties. My Lords agree with the said Report, and have commanded me to send the same to you in order to be laid before the Lords Commrs for Trade.

I am Sir
Your most humble servant
Wm LOWNDES.

Treasury Chambers
May 5th 1697.
To William Popple Esqre