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Letter from Francis Nicholson to the Board of Trade of England [Extract]
Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728
August 01, 1700
Volume 01, Pages 527-528

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Virginia. Vol. 9. E. 2.—Extract.]
GOVr NICHOLSON TO LDS. OF TRADE 1 AUGUST 1700
To the Rt Honble the Lords Commissrs for Trade and Plantations.May it please your Lordships.
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With submission I think that his Majesty's Governors cannot entirely concert affairs with any Proprietory's Governors or with their Deputies

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or with a Charter Governor because his Maj. interest and theirs are different in most respects for they they may be compared to the Pope's who from the first time that the Emperor's gave them temporal power have by several unjust ways and means got more and endeavor to do so still I am of opinion that his Maj interest and service in general and of my dear Mother Country old English in particular can never be rightly managed till the rest of the Proprietary and Charter Governments be as New England and Maryland And if the Proprietor's Governours or their Deputies or Charter Governours and other officers in those Governments be not obliged to comply with the acts of Parliament for taking the Oaths &c. they will continue to have a mighty advantage of his Majesty's Governments

Your Lordships most obedient & faithful humble Servant
FRANCIS NICHOLSON

Virginia James Town
August 1st 1700.