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Letter from John Cleveland to John Pownall
Cleveland, John, 1706-1763
November 05, 1756
Volume 05, Page 646

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 12. C. 113.]
Letter from Mr. Cleveland, Secretary to the Lords of the Admiralty.

Admty Office 5th Novr 1756.


I have laid before the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, your letter of the 3d instant, with an extract of one to Lord Loudoun from Governor Dobbs at North Carolina, accompanied with a plan of the Harbour at Cape Lookout, and of the Fort proposed by him to be built there, upon which the Lords of Trade desire the opinion of my Lords of the Admiralty.

In return to which I am commanded by their Lordships to acquaint you, that from the knowledge they have at present of the place, they are of opinion the Fort proposed, and the alterations in the Harbour, will not answer the purposes expected, however for a greater certainty they have transmitted the papers aforementioned, with the plans to Captain Owen, of the Baltimore Sloop, or to whatever Captain of His Majesty's Ships, may happen to be at North Carolina, & have directed him to cause a regular survey to be taken of the Harbour, & to send the same hither, with his opinion upon the same, as soon as possible, which when he does, it shall be transmitted to you, for the information of the Lords of Trade, and the original plans shall be returned to you.

I am, Sir, &c.,
John Pownall Esqre