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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from the Board of Trade of Great Britain to Gabriel Johnston
Great Britain. Board of Trade
February 08, 1738
Volume 04, Pages 285-286

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 21. P. 264.]

Sir, [Governor Gab. Johnston]

The reason why you have not had a full answer to your letters before this time is that several of the matters wherein you have desired our sentiments are questions in law and have lain a long time before the Attorney

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& Solicitor General for their opinions which we are now in hopes of having very speedily and then we shall without any delay take the affair into our serious consideration and transmit the opinions with such other directions as may appear necessary.

In the meantime we observe with much satisfaction the great diligence you have used in apprizing us of the state of the Province and we take this opportunity of assuring you that as long as you continue to follow your instructions you may always depend upon our encouragemt & assistance And so we bid you heartily farewell & are

Your very loving friends, &c.,

Whitehall, February 8th 173⅞