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Letter from Josiah Martin to the Privy Council of Great Britain
Martin, Josiah, 1737-1786
July 01, 1773
Volume 09, Pages 669-670

[B. P. R. O. No. Carolina. B. T. Vol. 18.]
Letter from Governor Martin to the Privy Council.

No. Carolina, New Bern, July 1st 1773.

My Lords,

I have had the honor to receive your Lordships letter of the 11th of March, and it is matter of the highest satisfaction to me that your Lordships have been pleased to approve my observations on the Laws passed in this Province in December 1771.

The King's Royal disallowance of the Act No 9, of that Session, having been signified to me by His Majesty's Order in Council, I am to inform your Lordships that the Royal pleasure hath been declared upon it here accordingly.

I will not fail in obedience to your Lordships commands, to recommend to the General Assembly of this Province, at the next Session to pass an Act explanatory of the Act of Indemnity which your Lordships disapprove. I had entertained hopes that as that Law

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was framed very nearly upon the plan of the Acts of Parliament passed after the Rebellions in 1715 and 1745 it would have been deemed by your Lordships applicable to the circumstances of this Colony after the late Insurrection.

I have the honor to be &c