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Instructions concerning Seth Sothell's governorship
Carolina. Lords Proprietors.
September 1681
Volume 01, Page 339

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[B. P. R. O. Col: Ent: Book. No. 20. P. 175.]
WHITEHALL THIS        OF SEPTEMBER 1681.

Whereas Seth Sothell Esqre hath bought the Earl of Clarendon's share of Carolina and is thereby become one of the true and absolute Lords and Proprietors of the Province of Carolina and whereas by virtue of our Fundamentall Constitutions it is provided that the eldest proprietor that shall be in Carolina shall be Governor you are to obey him as such if there be no elder proprietor there then himself

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Your loving friends
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SHAFTSBURY
P. COLLETON.