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Letter from John Pownall to John Carteret, Earl Granville
Pownall, John, 1724-1796
April 09, 1755
Volume 05, Page 395

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 22. P. 161.]

Secretary to Lords of Trade to Earl Granville 9 April 1755.

To the Right Honble Earl Granville.

My Lord,

My Lords Commrs for Trade and Plantations have received a letter from Mr. Dobbs Governor of His Maj. Province of North Carolina in which amongst other things he represents the expediency of surveying the several counties in that Province as a means of discovering the true quantities of land granted in each County and thereby improving His Maj. revenue and submits whether it would not be proper that application should be made to your Lordship to send orders to your Agents to join in the expense of surveying such Counties as are divided between Your Lordship and the Crown in proportion to the number of acres belonging to Your Lordship in such Counties and I am directed by their Lordships to send you the inclosed extract of said letter for Your Lordship's consideration and to desire Your Lordship will favor the Board with your opinion thereupon and what Your Lordship thinks advisable to be done to the end their Lordships may give proper directions to Mr. Dobbs upon this point.

I am, with the greatest respect, &c.,
J. POWNALL, Secretary.

Whitehall April 9th 1755.