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Letter from William Wood to John Pownall
Wood, William
February 17, 1759
Volume 06, Page 10

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[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 13. D. 37.]
Letter from Mr Wood Secretary to the Commrs of the Customs, dated 17th February 1759.

Sir, [John Pownall, Esqre.]

I received your letter of the 24th ult: transmitting Copy of an Act passed in the Province of North Carolina in 1755, to restrain the exportation of bad and unmerchantable tobacco, and for preventing Frauds in His Majestys customs. And the Commissioners having considered the said Act, and advised with their Officers thereupon, I am directed to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords of Trade that the Commissioners do not conceive that anything therein will in any wise affect or interfere with His Majesty's Revenue or the Laws and Regulations made for the importation of Tobacco into this Kingdom. Agreable to your desire I return you the Copy of the Act inclosed, and am

Your most humble servant

Custom House London
17th February 1759.