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Letter from Thomas Culpeper to Adam Keeling
Culpeper, Thomas, 1635-1689
July 03, 1680
Volume 01, Pages 306-307

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Va. 58.]
THE LORD CULPEPERS LETTER TO Mr ADAM KEELING HIGH SHERIF OF LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY

Mr Keeling

I send you a letter for the Governor and Government of Carolina, the safe conveyance of which you are to take effectual care in: and some short time after the delivery thereof, You (as his Majties high Sherif of the County of Lower Norfolk) are hereby required to List all such of the Inhabitants of Blackwater & Corritucks (as by the Laws of this Country are accounted Tithables) which hold their Lands by patent granted to them by his Majtys Governor of this Colony; And likewise that you do demand and receive of them Quittrents for all Lands they so hold of this Government according to the value the Inhabitants of Your County of Lower Norfolk do pay for the Lands they hold in proportion to the quantity each man hath and also that you give to the Justices of your County a List of the Tithables by you taken of the Inhabitants of Blackwater & Corrituck to the intent they may be charged with payment of publick and County dues as is levyed upon each Tithable of your County they being held to be part of your County of Lower Norfolk Your proceedings herein you are to give me an account of These commands you receive from me by the advice of the Council and

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at the instance of the House of Burgesses in the late held Assembly. Your due performance hereof I question not and so bid you farewell

THO CULPEPER

Green spring July the 3th 1680.