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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from John Pownall to John Cleveland
Pownall, John, 1724-1796
December 28, 1756
Volume 05, Page 648

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 22. P. 229.]
Letter to John Cleveland Esqre

Whitehall Decr 28th 1756


The Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations having lately received a letter from Arthur Dobbs Esqre Governor of North Carolina dated the 31st of October last in which he acquaints them that the Coasts of that Province are infested by Privateers from the West Indies for want of cruizing Vessels properly stationed for their Protection, I am directed by their Lordships to send you the inclosed extract of so much of Mr. Dobbs letter as relates to this matter and to desire you will lay it before the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.

I am, sir, &c.,