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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Report of the Board of Trade of Great Britain concerning the appointment of Edward Hyde as Governor of Carolina
Great Britain. Board of Trade
July 12, 1711
Volume 01, Pages 772-773

[P. R. O. B. T. Proprieties. Vol. 30. P. 313.]

July 12th 1711.

To the Queen's most Excellt Majesty.

May it Please Your Majesty

In obedience to Your Majesty's Order in Council of the 14th of the last month, We have considered the Memorial of the Lords Proprs of Carolina, setting forth that they have always given Instructions to their Govr of the said Province to appoint a Deputy for the better and more regular Government of that part of Carolina that lyes North & West of

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Cape ffear, by reason of the Great Extent of that Country, and the Necessity of Corresponding and Trafficking with the several nations of the Indians, & therefore pray your Majesty's Royal Approbation of Edward Hyde Esqre to be Govr of North Carolina aforesaid. Whereupon we humbly take leave to represent to Your Majesty that We have no objection why Your Majesty may not be graciously pleas'd to approve of the said Edw'ard Hyde as Governor of the North part of the said Province, under the Lords Proprietors according to their Lordships desire, provided he Qualify himself for that trust in such manner as the Law requires, & that he give Good & Sufficient Security for his due observance of the Acts of Parliament relating to Trade and Navigation, and of such Instructions touching the same as shall be given him by Your Majesty or by any person acting under Your Majesty's authority.

The Security usually given by the Governors of other Proprieties is in a Bond of 2000£ sterl: But in Regard the Trade in that part, is inconsiderable. We humbly offer that the Security to be given by the said Edwd Hyde be in a Bond of 1000£ Sterling.

Which is most humbly submitted.

July 12th 1711.