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Letter from the Board of Trade of England to Francis Nicholson [Extract]
Great Britain. Board of Trade
January 04, 1700
Volume 01, Pages 525-526

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Virginia. Vol. 37. P. 368. Extract.]
LORDS OF TRADE TO GOVr NICHOLSON 4 JANUARY 1699-1700.

For the Honble Francis Nicholson Esqre His Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of his Majty's Colony & Dominion of Virginia in America or for ye Lieut. Govr or Com̄andr in chief of ye said Colony for the time being.

Sr

We received some time past your letter of the 1st of July together with the papers therein mentioned and refer'd to.

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We have considered all you write and the papers you refer to, relating to the fixing of the boundaries between Virginia and North Carolina and are satisfied with your proceedings therein What remains to be done by you in the meanwhile until Com̄issrs from Carolina duly qualifyed be appointed to treat about that matter is That you take care that those who have settled any lands in those confines upon Virginia Patents be protected against the people of Carolina and that you assert his Maj. right against their encroachments and suffer no innovation therein untill those Boundaries come to be finally settled & determined.

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(Signed) STAMFORD.
PH. MEADOWS.
JNO. POLLEXFEN.
LEXINGTON
WM. BLATHWAYT
ABR. HILL

Whitehall.
January 4th 1699-1700.