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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from the Board of Trade of Great Britain to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina
Great Britain. Board of Trade
August 27, 1712
Volume 01, Page 868

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Proprieties. Vol. 30. P. 374.]

August 27th 1712.

To the Right Honble the Lords
Proprietors of Carolina.

My Lords.

Her Majesty is very much surprized to find that several of her subjects have lately been sent here in Custody, from some of the Plantations, without any Evidence of their crimes; Which as it is a practise very injurious to the particular Persons, who fall under the misfortune, it is likewise very derogatory to the Honour of Her Majesty's Government. And therefore we are Commanded to signify Her Majesty's Pleasure, that your Lordships give directions to the Governor, that he do not upon any occasion send any of Her Subjects hither as prisoners without good Proof first made of the Crime, and that Proof transmitted along with the Prisoner.

We are,
My Lords
Your Lordships
Most humble servants

August the 27th 1712.