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Letter from John Lovick to the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Lovick, John, d. 1733
December 12, 1728
Volume 03, Page 1

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[B. P. R. O. Proprieties. B. T. Vol. 12. No. 94. R.]
LETTER FROM THE SURVEYOR OF NORTH CAROLINA
TO THE BOARD TRANSMITTING SEVERAL PUBLICK PAPERS

12 Dec 1728.

Right Honoble

The long contested affair of the Boundary between the Province of Carolina and his Majestys Colony of Virginia having been settled and the Line Run and Finished in October last by Commissioners appointed by either Governments pursuant to His Majestys Royall Instructions. As Secretary of the Province of North Carolina I transmitted home to the Lords Proprietors the Journals of our Commissioners proceedings whilst upon the Service with a plan of the Boundary as it was agreed to by all the Commissioners on both sides which I had no sooner done than we had the joyfull news that their Lordships had surrenderd their Province to His Majesty which was received here with the most universal Satisfaction and their Governor Sir Richard Everard by his Weakness and Indiscretion had Run us unto the utmost confusion and Disorder and Rendered the Administration Contemptable and Odious to allmost every Person in the Government; but as that will be Represented to his Majesty by the Council of the Province I shall not Presume to trouble your Ldps further than to acquaint you that I have (as I am told it is a Duty now to Do) sent to your Lordps Duplicates of the Journals of of Commissioners proceedings and a Copy of the Plan which were before sent to the Lords Proprietors that if necessary they may be laid before his Majesty. I am

Right Honoble
Your Lordships most Obedient
very humble Servant
JOHN LOVICK