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Letter from the Virginia Governor's Council to the Board of Trade of England [Extract]
Virginia. Council
August 30, 1706
Volume 01, Pages 645-646

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Virginia. Vol. 12. N. 38.—Extracts.]
PRESIDENT & COUNCIL OF VIRGINIA TO THE LORDS OF TRADE

30 August 1706

May it please Your Lordships,

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I. It is the misfortune of this Country to be bounded on the Southward by a Proprietary Government and those concerned therein are always

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watching opportunitys of extending there bounds to the prejudice of this Her Majestys Colony. The bounds of Carolina has for a long time been contested and some endeavours used from time to time to bring that matter to an accommodation but no progress has yet been made therein. The fresh encroachments made by that Government obliged the Burgesses of the last Assembly to address the late Governor to have the bounds laid out which had he lived we believe he would have endeavoured to oblige the Government of Carolina to agree to and to bear their proportion of that charge that must necessarily accrue thereon All that could be done in the meantime was to write to the Governor of Carolina to prohibit the like encroachments for the future untill the bounds be settled as Your Lordships will see in the Council Journals pag. 16 & 57. We shall only observe to your Lordships that while a restriction continues on her Maj. land and at the same time the Proprietors have land so near to be taken up on easier terms they will draw to them many of the inhabitants of this Colony who would otherwise be rather desirous to take land of Her Majesty.

Yr Lordps most humble & obedient Servants
E. JENINGS, Presidt
DUDLEY DIGGES
BENJ. HARRISON
ROBERT CARTER
JAMES BLAIR
PHILL LUDWELL
Wm̄ BASSETT
HENRY DUKE.