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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from John Cleveland to secretary of the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Cleveland, John, 1706-1763
February 28, 1757
Volume 05, Page 748

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[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 12. C. 122.]

Admiralty Office 28th Febry 1757.

Sir, [Secretary of Board of Trade]

I have communicated to my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty your Letter, inclosing an Extract of one from Mr. Dobbs Governor of North Carolina to the Lords Commissioners for Trade & Plantations giving an account that the Coasts of that Province are infested by the Enemies Privatiers from the West Indies; and in return I am to accquaint you for the Information of the Lords of Trade, that a Twenty Gun Ship and Sloops are ordered upon that station in order for their Protection, and to annoy the Enemy.

I am Sir, &c.,