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Letter from William Cole to [Charles Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury], Secretary of State [Extract]
Cole, William
August 01, 1690
Volume 01, Pages 365-366

[B. P. R. O. America and W. Ind. No. 636—Extract.]
WM. COLE, SECry OF VIRGINIA TO SECry OF STATE 1st AUGUST 1690.

May it please yor Lordp

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I am also ordered to represent to yor Lordp that it is feared that the Proprietrs of the Southern Grant will endeavour either to procure a new Pattent or an Order from his Maty to lay out the Bounds betweene this their Mates Country and North Carolina by other lines and bounds than their first Pattent extended which was to the Latitude of thirty six degrees All the land within that Latitude having been alwaies held and enjoyed as belonging this Government and many Pattents & Settlements made for many years to the utmost extent thereof by the inhabitants of

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this their Mates Dominion and it is humbly desired by their Mates Councill here that before any directions or orders pass to runn any other bounds that notice may be given to this Government that they may humbly offer their reasons against it for the altering those bounds will very much disturb their Majs subjects here by takeing away many plantations and will very much lessen their Mates Quit Rents.

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Right Honoble
Yor Lordps most humble
and obedient Servant
WILLIAM COLE.

Virginia
Augt 1st 1690.