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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
September 05, 1744
Volume 04, Pages 702-703

At a Council held at Brunswick 5 Sept 1744
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Robert Halton Esqr Member of Council
and The Honoble Eleazer Allen Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble William Forbes Esqr Member of Council

His Excellency Governor Johnston having Writ some time since to his Excellency James Glen Esqr Governor of South Carolina to desire the favour of some cannon for a Fortification intended to be Erected in this River; The answer to which Letter having been opened and read by some Members of his Majesty's Council of this Province pursuant, to Governour Johnston's Direction which contained in substance that he was extreamly desirous of cultivating a good understanding with his Excellency, and of rendering any agreeable Service in his Power to this Province, and accordingly was willing to give Directions for delivering to his Excellency's Order, Ten Pieces of Ordinance of 9 and 12 pounders, and twenty Round of shot, out of his Majesty's Magazine of Stores of War for the use of that Province, Provided his Excellency would give his Obligation for returning the same, when the Stores should arrive, which Governor Johnston had given him to understand he did intend to make application for, to the Office of Ordinance in England

Ordered that the said Letter of his Excellency Governour Glen be transmitted to the Governour of this Province by the first Oppertunity, and that in regard of the length of Time that will necessarily intervene, by reason of the great Distance between this and the place of the Governour's

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Residence, before his Excellency can receive the said Letter that a Letter of thanks be wrote to Governour Glen, in the name of the Council for his great civility exprest in his readiness to comply with Mr Johnston's Request in behalf of this Province, but withall to acquaint him that our affairs are not yet in a Scituation to require the aforesaid Ordinance.