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Letter from Francis Nicholson to the Privy Council of England Committee for Trade and Foreign Plantations [Extract]
Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728
August 20, 1690
Volume 01, Page 366

[B. P. R. O. America & W: Ind: No. 636—Extract.]
COL. NICHOLSON TO THE LORDS OF THE COm̄ITTEE 20 AUGUST 1690.

Virginia 20th Augt 1690.

May it please your Lordps

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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.

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Yor Lordps obliged & most obedient humble Servant
FR: NICHOLSON.