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Letter from the Lords Proprietors of Carolina to [the inhabitants of Barbados]
Carolina. Lords Proprietors.
January 11, 1665
Volume 01, Page 98

[B. P. R. O. Col: Ent: Book. No. 20. P. 21.]

Cockpitt this 11th January 1664-5.

Gentlemen,

We have receaved your letter of the 29th of August and 8th of October by Major William Yeamans who hath made knowne your desires touching your settlement and planting in our Province of Carolina, as alsoe his power from you to treate and conclude with us concerneing the same in which we assure you he hath beene very carefull of your advantage and interest and by his injenuity hath prevayled with us to consent to more, then severall people would have accepted from us, of which we doe noe wayse repent considering your forwardness to setle neare Cape Faire before you had an assurance of any conditions from us, and your resolution to make another setlement to the southward or westward of Cape Romania which we much desire out of respect to the Nations and your Interest which will thereby receave severall advantages which we hope wilbe a motive to press you viggorously forward to that worke, we have done our parte in order there unto, as will appear by our Concessions or Agreement which your Agent Major William Yeamans on your behalfes, to whome and to our Ingagement under our hands and seale, we refer you, Pleas to be confident that there is nothing that may be fitt for us to graunt more, or to obtayne for you from his Majestie but that we shall doe the one and indeavour to procure the other, as soone as we understand that you have begunn the southermost setlement: wishing you good success & prosperity in your undertakings, we rest

Your very loveing friends.