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Memorandum from the Lords Proprietors of Carolina to Anne, Queen of Great Britain concerning the appointment of Edward Hyde as Governor of Carolina
Carolina. Lords Proprietors.
Volume 01, Pages 775-776

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Proprieties. Vol. 9. Q. 16.]

To the Queens most Excellent Majesty

May it please your Maty

We your Mats most Dutifull and Loyall subjects the Lords Proprietors of the province of Carolina in America do most humbly take Leave to Represent to your Maty that by Virtue of Letters Patent to us Granted from your Royall Uncle King Charles the 2d We have constantly Recommended a Person as Governour to be confirm'd by your Mats Royall Approbation, And we have alway's given instructions to every such Governour to appoint a Deputy Governor under his hand and seal for the better and more regular Government of that part of the province of Carolina that Lies North and West of Cape Feare by reason that the great extent of that County and the necessity of Corresponding and trafficking with the severall Nations of the Indians there, does require such a Distinct Government: We humbly take leave farther to

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Represent to your Majesty that the Inhabitants of that Part of the Province have Lately Apply'd themselves to us on that behalf We therefore accordingly do in most humble manner recommend Edward Hyde Esqre to be Governor of the North Part of Carolina aforesaid he being a Person of integrity and Capacity well affected to your Majesty Government every way Qualified for that Trust and having been Deputy Governor to Coll: Edward Tynte lately Deceased who by your Maty Approbation was Govr of the whole Province We desire your Majesty's Approbation of him According to a Late Act of Parliament made in such Cases

All which is most humbly submitted