May it please your Lordps
I send yor Lordps ye Coppy of a Lettr from ye sd Ludwell concerning North Carolina of wch place he owns himself Govr for ye Lords Proprietors. These stirrs I have quietted for ye present butt how long they may continue soe is uncertain being as I am inform'd a very mutinous people, the country never yet well settled & ye Bounds betwixt us & them very often in dispute. Coll. Ludwell and Capt. Gibbs (whom he complains of) are both goeing for England soe I hope yt little Province will be settled too for about itt Mr Secry sends yor Lordps ye request of their Majties Councill here. Att present both to ye Southward & Northward of us are in disorder & I fear here is in this Country a great many idle & poor people yt would be ready to follow their neighbours if they be suffer'd to continue in theire loose way.