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Letter from Alexander Spotswood to the Board of Trade of Great Britain [Extract]
Spotswood, Alexander, 1676-1740
March 06, 1711
Volume 01, Page 755

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Virginia. Vol. 13. O. 75.—Extract. G.]
COLONEL SPOTSWOOD TO THE BOARD OF TRADE


Virginia March the 6th 1710(-11)

My Lords,

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Notwithstanding all the instances I have made to the Government of Carolina for obtaining a speedy determinatien of the Boundarys I have not been able to bring their Commissioners to any resolutions, and it plainly appears to me that their Chief design is to delaye it. I send your Lordships the Copys of the Letters that have passed between Coll. Hyde the Governor of that Country and me; on this occasion: I must do him the justice to believe he is for his own part very well inclined to bring this affair to a speedy conclusion but he is upon so precarious a footing there, and his authority so little that he is forced to submitt his own judgement to others whose interests are like to suffer by an equitable determination of this Controversie.

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My Lords your Lordships
Most dutifull and most obedient
Humble servant
A. SPOTSWOOD.

(Endorsed)

Recd 5th June 1711.
Read 8th June 1711.