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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from James Stanhope to the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Stanhope, James Stanhope, Earl, 1673-1721
July 07, 1715
Volume 02, Pages 187-188

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Proprieties. Vol. 30. P. 424.]

To the Right Honble the Lds
Com̄rs of Trade & Plantns

My Lords & Gentlemen,

The inclosed Letter from Carolina to the Rt Honourable the Lord Viscount Townshend, having been laid before the King, I am ordered to

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transmit the same to you, & to signify to you His Majesty's Pleasure that you do forthwith enquire into the State of that Province, & under whose directions it is at present, & report your opinion on these points, as also of what you may judge may be the most proper and speedy Method of assisting and supplying them under their present Necessity. For your further Information in this matter, I herewith transmit to you a Letter I have received from Col: Spotswood Lieut: Governor of Virginia; wch being on the same Subject, I thought it might be of use to you touching your Inquiry in this Matter. I am

My Lords & Gentlemen
Your most humble & most obedient Servant

July 7th 1715.