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Letter from Thomas Ludwell to Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington [Extract]
Ludwell, Thomas
July 18, 1666
Volume 01, Page 144

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[B. P. R. O. Colonial Papers. Vol. XX. No. 125—Extract.]
THOS. LUDWELL, SECRETARY OF VIRGINIA TO SEC. LORD ARLINGTON 18 JULY 1666.

Virginia July 18th 1666.

Right Honble

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My most honored Lord I have been already very long and yet I have one thing very important to advise your Lordship with, which is that Virginia, Maryland & Carolina have at length granted to the desires of the people a law for a totall cessation from planting tobacco in the yeare 1667 the whole transactions whereof I shall herewith send your Lordship to be by the King confirmed or disaproved if it be ill or that it bee found prejudiciall to his Maties intrest either in poynt of custome or any way elce we humbly desire to have his determinac̄on soe soon as conveniently we may that the people may know how to employ their labours.

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THO. LUDWELL.