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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Declaration by John Carteret, Lord Granville concerning Henry McCulloh's land grants in North Carolina
Carteret, John, Earl Granville, 1690-1763
July 01, 1757
Volume 05, Pages 778-779

Sackville Street St. James's 1st July 1757

My Lord Granville having been informed that Mr. Corbin had recd Entries and passed Several Grants of Particular Parts of Mr. McCullohs Lands, Situate within his Lordships District in the Province of North Carolina America did by his Letter of the 28th December 1752 directed to Messrs Corbin and James Innes at that Time his Lordships Agents there Express His utter Disapprobation thereof he the said Mr. Corbin

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having never had any Authority from his Lordship for that Purpose and by a Subsequent Letter dated 18th April 1756 his Lordship directed Messrs Corbin and Wheatly then his Lordships Agents in the said Province Strictly to Govern themselves in Conformity to his Lordships special Agreement with Mr. McCulloh bearing Date 30th Decr 1755 and not to give any Occasions of complaint to sd Mr. McCulloh therein.

His Lordship Declares that all such Grantees of Mr. McCulloh as shall attorn Tenants to his Lordship in Pursuance of the aforementioned Agreement will be liable to the Payment of their own Quit Rents only and no other his Lordship gives leave that any Person Concerned may take out of his Lordships [office] at Edenton Copies of the Transcript of Mr. McCullohs Grants & Attornments and of such Public Papers as relate to the Ex'on of the Special Agreement aforesd paying a reasonable fee the charge of the same. By his Lordships order

John Padmore