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Letter from William Legge, Earl of Dartmouth to Josiah Martin
Dartmouth, William Legge, Earl of, 1731 - 1801
October 28, 1773
Volume 09, Pages 694-695

[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind.: No. Carolina. No. 220.]
Earl Dartmouth to Governor Martin.

Whitehall 28th October 1773.


Having already signified to you His Majesty's Commands upon the Court Act, and upon that for building and endowing a Chappel

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for Currituck County, I have only to say in Answer to your letter of the 30th May that the other Laws which you transmitted, and your observations upon them, shall be laid before the Board of Trade, as also the Bill for continuing the Superior Court Act for six months, which you rejected and which is enclosed in your Letter No. 14.

The Quit Rent Bill enclosed in your letter No. 13 appears to be well formed for the purpose for which it is intended, but I can give you no instruction upon it, until it has undergone the consideration of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.

The ground upon which you differed in opinion with the rest of the Members of the Court of Chancery with respect to an appeal to the Privy Council involves a question of some nicety, but as I apprehend from your state of the matter, it must finally come in Judgement before that Board at a Court of Appeal, it would be equally useless and improper for me to give any Directions upon it.

I am etc,