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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Memorandum by Bartholomew Fowler concerning the North Carolina/Virginia boundary and the case of William Bray
Fowler, Bartholomew
August 17, 1699
Volume 01, Pages 512-513

May it please yor Excellency

Bray being arrested at the suit of Maclenahan for a rescue committed in Crow Island pretended to be in ye governt of North Carolina but alleged by ye said Maclenahan to be in the governmt of his Maj. Colony and Dominion of Virginia and ye difference appearing to arise from ye unsettlement of ye bounds between the two Governments I am of opinion yt ye defendant Bray may plead ye special matter either to ye jurisdiction of ye Court or in justification upon which ye triall of ye cause ought to be deferred till ye bounds between ye two governmts are better settled & Known


James Town
August 17th 1699

Norfolk Town. Augt 22nd 1699

This letter and report is referred to the Worshipfull his Majesties Justices of Princess Ann County who at ye next County Court are to make a report of ye whole matter to

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Memorandum That the charter which Daniel Akehurst and Henderson Walker Esqr produced to me and his Maj. Honble Council was an exemplification of ye Charter granted by King Charles 2nd which appeared and is taken by us to be an authentick one

It is upon record in ye Secretary's Office in James City where any persons that have a mind may either see or have a copy thereof without any further order from