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Letter from the Lords Proprietors of Carolina to Seth Sothell
Carolina. Lords Proprietors.
December 02, 1689
Volume 01, Pages 359-360

[B. P. R. O. Colonial Entry Book. No. 22. P. 159.]
LETTER TO GOV. SOTHELL.

London this 2d Decber 1689

Sr

Wee are divers ways Informed that the people under yor Governmt have risen upon you and we are also told the reasons alleaged by them for their so doing is yor Injustice and oppression of them contrary to Law We hope and much Incline to be of opinion their allegations are false, but however it be Wee are sure it is always our duty, but more then ordinary in these dangerous times to take care of the quiet and safety of the provinces under our Govermt and also that Justice may be rendered to yorself in the manner wee think most agreable to prudence Law and Equity and the quelling of all clamours and complaints and thereby avoiding of like disturbances for the future Wherefore have thought fitt to suspend you from the Governmt untill matters are duely

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fairly and Impartially inquired into that wee may be able to give an exact acct thereof to his Majesty and in order thereunto have Jointly Impowered our Trusty and Wellbeloved Collonell Phillipp Ludwell to be our Governor with Instructions to Inquire what hath been the true reasons and motives of these disorders and to give us acct thereof to which we desire you quietly to submitt and also to believe that you shall never find but Justice and fairness from us all due care for the preservation of yor person and reputation to which we know nothing more conduceable then a fair Inquiry into the truth of all matters by Indifferent persons without which be done Wee cannot answer our proceedings to the King Wee bid you heartely farewell and rest

Your very affectionate friends
CRAVEN Palatine
BATHE for the LORD CARTERET
P. COLLETON
JOHN ARCHDALE for THO ARCHDALE
THO: AMY
To Mr Sothell