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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Memorandum from the Board of Trade of Great Britain to George II, King of Great Britain concerning land grants
Great Britain. Board of Trade
November 06, 1755
Volume 05, Page 443

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 22. P. 198.]

Lords of Trade to the King with Extract of letter from Governor Dobbs, Nov 6th 1755.

To the King's most Excellent Majesty.

May it please your Majesty,

In our representation to your Majesty dated the 16th of April last, we did in consequence of several letters from Arthur Dobbs Esqre Governor of Your Majesty's Province of North Carolina humbly propose certain Alterations in your Majesty's Instructions to your said Governor with respect to the quantity of Land to be granted to any Person desirous of settling towards the Western Frontiers of the said Province and the terms of Cultivation on which such plant might be made. And having lately received a letter from your Majesty's said Governor in which he more fully sets forth the expediency of empowering him to grant Lands in larger quantities and on more easy terms of cultivation than those prescribed by his present Instructions. We think it Our Duty humbly to lay before Your Majesty the annexed extract of the said letter.

Which is most humbly submitted


Whitehall Novr 6th 1755.