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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from John Willes to Alured Popple
Willes, John, Sir, 1685-1761
December 30, 1733
Volume 03, Page 533

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 9. A. 35.]

Lincolns Inn Decr 30th 1733.


Before Mr Sollicitor and I can give our opinions on the representation of Mr Smith which you was pleased to send us, we want to be more particularly informed of the authority by which the late Lords Proprietors of North Carolina made the fundamental constitutions therein mentioned. We should be glad likewise to be informed whether all or only some of the said Lords Proprietors have surrendered up their rights to the Crown, and in whom the power of making laws for that Province is now vested. When we have received your answer, the Lds Commissioners for Trade and Plantations shall have our opinion as soon as may be I am

Sir Your very humble servant