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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Thomas Child to John Pownall
Child, Thomas, fl. 1745-1767
April 26, 1755
Volume 05, Page 339

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 12. C. 67.]

Stafford Row Westmr 26th April 1755

Sir [John Pownall Esqre Secry &c]

My Lord Granville has received your Letter of the 9th instant written to him by order of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations incloseing therein an Extract of a Letter to their Lordships of the 9th November 1754 from Mr. Dobbs, Governor of His Majestys Province of North Carolina, in which he represents the Expediency of surveying the several Counties in that Province as a Means of discovering the true Qualities of Land granted in each County & thereby improving His Majestys Revenue; & submits whether It woud not be proper that Application shou'd be made to My Lord Granville to send Orders to His Agents to join in the Expence of surveying such Counties as are divided between the Crown & His Lordship, in Proportion to the Number of Acres belonging to His Lordship in such Counties And you acquaint My Lord, that you are directed by the Lords Commissioners to desire His Lordship wou'd favour the Board with his opinion thereon, To the End their Lordships may send proper Directions to Mr. Dobbs upon the Point. In Answer to which I am directed by My Lord Granville to desire you will acquaint the Lords, that His Lordship having at present no Manner of Occasion for resurveying those Lands Which are situate within his own District And as such Resurveys as are proposed to be made within the same can no ways tend to improve the Revenue of the Crown which is the object of Mr. Dobbs' Proposal to His Lordship does not see there can be any Necessity for transmitting to His Agents such Orders as are mentioned by the Governor.

I am Sir, &c.,