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Letter from Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury to William Craven
Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of, 1621-1683
July 07, 1686
Volume 01, Page 353

[B. P. R. O. Colonial Papers.]
THE EARL OF SHAFTESBURY TO THE EARL OF CRAVEN 7 JULY 1686

St. Giles July 7th 1686.

My Lord,

I receaved yors but not knoweing upon what grounds the Quo Warranto was intended to be brought against our Pattent for Carolina am able to give noe result upon itt. There have bin considerable sum̄es of money disbursed by the Proprietors to bringe it to this effect and when the Pattent is surrendered I cant see any way by wch they will in probabillity bee ever reimbursed I shall bee as unwilling to dispute his Maties pleasure as any man but this being a Publique Concerne tis not in any perticular mans power to dispose of it Therefore whatever shalbe approved of by the rest of the Proprietors or the majority of them to bee donne in this affaire I shall acquess in who am

Yor Lordps most humble Servant
SHAFTESBURY.