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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Robert Dunbar to Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle
Dunbar, Robert
Volume 04, Page 208

[B. P. R. O. Am: and W. Ind: Vol. 23. P. 589.]

May it please your Grace

Your Grace having ordered Mr Brodie to leave at your office a memorandum of the nature & value of the office of Escheator of North Carolina, I presume to inform your Grace that the Escheator is an officer of the Crown who upon a writt of Escheat directed to him is to summon a Jury, and make return into the Court of Exchequer, that they have found such Lands to have escheated to ye King; for which he receives a fee of ten shillings, so that the yearly income of that office cannot amount to forty pounds per annum which is humbly submitted to Your Grace by,

Your Grace's most, &c.,
[To the Duke of Newcastle.]