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Letter from William Legge, Earl of Dartmouth to Josiah Martin
Dartmouth, William Legge, Earl of, 1731 - 1801
February 05, 1774
Volume 09, Page 824

[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind.: No. Carolina. Vol. 221.]
Letter from the Earl of Dartmouth to Governor Martin.

Whitehall, 5th Feby 1774.


I have received and laid before the King your Dispatches No 15, 16 & 17.

I am much obliged to you for the printed Collection of the North Carolina Laws, which will be very useful to me, and I will not fail to direct inquiry to be made for the five Laws you mention, supposed to have been passed prior to the oldest date of this collection.

I am very sorry that I have not had it in my power to send you any Instruction upon the Quit rent Bill, which you some time ago transmitted to me, and the more so, as it appears to me to be a Bill of great importance to the King's interest, and therefore I hope it will not be long before I shall be enabled, by a communication of the sentiments of the Lords of the Treasury to receive the King's final Commands upon it.

As the recommendation of Persons to supply vacancies in the Council belongs to the Department of the Board of Trade, I will not fail to communicate to them your wishes, with regard to the Gentlemen mentioned in your Letter No. 17, not doubting but their Lordships will concur with you therein.

I am, &c.,