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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from William Bull to the Board of Trade of Great Britain [Extract]
Bull, William, 1710-1791
June 09, 1766
Volume 11, Pages 208-209

[B. P. R. O. So: Carolina B. T. Vol: 21. n. 35.]

Charlestown. June 9. 1766

My Lords

I had the honor to acquaint your Lordships some time ago that I had ordered a Boundary Line to be run between the Cherokee Indian and the Settlers of this Province I have now the satisfaction to acquaint your Lordships that the Line is actually run and marked and for ascertaining the Geography of this Country thereabouts I had it measured. It extends 27. miles South and 18. North of the said Cherokee Road. I thought it proper on this occasion to issue a Proclamation notifying the same to all persons concerned. As the Boundary between this Province and North Carolina is not settled in those Parts I would not presume to carry the Line further than Reedy River nearly the 35. degree of Latitude lest it should be His Majesty's Pleasure that the Line of Partition run in the year 1764. should be continued from the Catawba Lands in that Paralell. And your Lordships will please to permit me to observe that if the continuation of the Line of Partition shall be according to that Degree of Latitude the North West Boundary of this Province will be contracted to the small extent of about forty five miles.

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I have the honor to be with the greatest respect

My Lords
Your Lordships
most obedient & most humble servant
To the Right Honble
the Lords Commissioners
for Trade & Plantations
at Whitehall.

Recd July 25. 1766.

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