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Letter from Thomas Lowndes
Lowndes, Thomas, 1692-1748
January 19, 1729
Volume 03, Page 7

[B. P. R. O. America & W. Ind: No. 592.]

19th Jany 1728-9

Sir,

To-morrow Morning I must wait upon your Honour, for an Answer to the Lords Proprs of Carolina's Meml I've been the means (under the Direction of my Lord Westmoreland) of bringing, in a great measure, the Contract to bear so far; and will do every thing, an honest man can do, to Mollify the Proprs But indeed they think themselves ill used. I was the first that set the Notion on foot for obstructing the Spanish Plate Fleet in the Gulf of Florida, and the Drafts I have are the only ones to be depended on I will bring them along with me to shew them yr Honour. I drew up the reasons justify the Prudence of the Ministers in purchasing the country as Mr Henry Pelham and 14 more of the House of Commons know, a copy of wch I will present your Honour with. I would willingly in this Affair unite Zeal for the Publick Interest and Fidelity to my Principaly. I am with the greatest respect.

Sir, Your Honour's Most Obedient and most faithfull humble Servant
THO: LOWNDES.