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Letter from Arthur Dobbs to the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
February 23, 1763
Volume 06, Pages 967-968

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 14. E. 60.]
Letter from Governor Dobbs to the Board of Trade

Brunswick 23d February 1763

My Lords

My Letters and Dispatches of my last having miscarried in the Packet, I herewith send you a duplicate of my letter, and now enclose the Speech, Addresses and Messages of last Assembly with the Journal of the Upper House, and a printed Journal of the Lower House, having not got the written Journal from the Clerk, which I hope to send you per next ship with the Bills passed, which I can't send by this ship bound to London upon the cessations taking place this day, having this morning received Lord Egremont's orders to proclaim it, and shall then send you my remarks upon the Bills passed or rejected this last Session. I have also sent a Copy of the Northern and Southern Treasurers Accounts to be laid before the Lords of the Treasury to let them see how slightly they are passed by the Assembly, without a regular charge of the Taxables or Arrears due by the Sheriffs, & think proper to remind your Lordships that the Bills of Supply which appointed them Treasurers without mentioning any time to limit them expires next June with the Fund, & therefore want to know His Majesty's resolution whether he will appoint any or again leave them to be appointed by the General Assembly, and if so whether it be proper to allow any Member of the Assembly to be Treasurer.

I must also inform your Lordships that the Assembly addressed me to recommend New Bern to His Majesty as a place fit for the Seat of Government, and to repeal the Tower Hill Act, I told them I could not recommend it as a healthy situation, having been thrice at death's door from its low stagnated situation & bad water, and as to its being most central, that depends upon the manner of His Majesty's fixing the Boundary Line upon St Augustine & Florida's being added to His Majesty's Acquisitions on this Continent, as our Council has represented a proper Boundary to be now fixed which will be laid before you upon Govr Boone's complaint against me for endeavouring to quiet Huey & Crymble's Associates in their Patents

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from His Majesty in this Province, which they pretend to claim to be in their Province,

I am My Lords &c

P. S. Mr. Spaight being lately dead, I beg leave to recommend Mr. Maurice Moore and Captain Benjamin Heron as proper persons to succeed him in the Council.

Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This letter enclosed a report by Dobbs - See Related Documents.