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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Thomas Boone to the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Boone, Thomas, 1731-1812
November 24, 1763
Volume 11, Pages 207-208

[B. P. R. O. So: Carolina Vol: 20 m. 102.]
Governor Boone to the Lords of Trade & Plantations

Charles Town So Carolina Nov:ber 24th 1763.

My Lords.

In my Letter to your Lordships of the 15th of Sep:ber I had the honour to acknowledge the receipt of His Majesty's Instructions for the establishing a temporary Line of Jurisdiction between this Province and No Carolina I have since by advice of Council agreed with Govr Dobbs that two Commissioners on the part of each Province shall be appointed and the line begun to be run the 1st day of March; In the mean time to quiet the Settlers I have issued a Proclamation containing the Substance of the King's Instruction and enjoining a forbearance from all sorts of violence and have procured Govr Dobb's consent that all process should mutually be stayed and no Warrants of survey issued by either of us I hope my Lords that this conduct of mine will be acceptable to your Lordships and that you will be pleased to recommend that the expence of running the Line be defrayed out of the quit rents and a Warrant

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upon the Receiver General sent me for that Purpose to be made use of in case the Province should refuse to provide for the expence which I am apprehensive of and upon a suspicion of which the Gentn of the Council have advised me to make the application to your Lordships The whole expence will be within £300. Sterling. I have the honour to be

My Lords, your Lordshps most obt & most humble servant.

Recd Febry 1764

Read July 19th 1764.