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Letter from Edmund Jenings to the Board of Trade of Great Britain [Extract]
Jenings, Edmund, 1659-1727
September 20, 1708
Volume 01, Page 688

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[B. P. R. O. B. T. Virginia. Vol. 13. O. 13.]

Virginia, September 20th 1708.


May it please your Lordships,

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I am informed from North Carolina that there are very great commottons in that Government occasioned principally by the Quakers, who after they had prevailed with the Lords Proprietors to turn out the Deputy Governor and give the Council (who were most of their perswasion) a power of chusing their own President, made choice of one Mr Glover, and because they did not find him for their Turn voted him out again, they have had the cunning to sett all that Country in a flame and all but themselves in arms against one another. It would be tedious to trouble your Lordships with an account of the proceedings of the several partys wch look liker the freaks of Madmen than the actions of men of reason, there has already been one man unfortunately killed in the Fray, and thō tis said that they are coming to an accomodation, yet by the best information I have it is not like to end so. I thought it my duty to acquaint your Lordsps with this as it happens so nigh her Majtys Colony: tho I hope it will have no ill consequences as to us. I am, my Lords

Your Lordsps most faithfull and obedient servt