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Minutes of the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Great Britain. Board of Trade
February 25, 1718
Volume 02, Page 300

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Journals. Vol. 27. P. 129.]

Whitehall Tuesday Febry 25th 171⅞

Sir Robt. Montgomery attending as desired their Lordships had some discourse with him concerning the new Settlement which he intends to make in the Southern Part of Carolina wherein he said that he proposed to take thither five or six hundred men at the first and some few women and that the remainder of their families should be transported after they had established and fortified themselves. That he computed the charge of every 3 men would be £100. and to carry on this undertaking he assured their Lordships that he had with the assistance of his friends and relations a certain fund of thirty thousand pounds and desired no support either from the Crown or Carolina. That he desired to be Governor for life and independant of the Governor of Carolina for that after he had ventured his fortune the Lords Proprietors might otherwise appoint a Governor with whose conduct perhaps Sir Robt. might not be satisfied which he said would be inconvenient, and he promised to bring to the Board the Grant he had from the said Lords Proprietors.