powered by google
Documenting the American South Logo
Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Advanced Search Options
Letter from the Board of Trade of Great Britain to Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle
Great Britain. Board of Trade
May 01, 1730
Volume 03, Page 83

-------------------- page 83 --------------------
[B. P. R. O. Am: & W. Ind. No. 592.]
COUNCIL OF TRADE TO DUKE OF NEWCASTLE MAY 1th 1730.

My Lord

We have had under our consideration your Grace's Letters to us of the 12th of November last and of the 28th of last month and the Papers therein referred to in relation to the conduct of Sr Richard Everard late Governor of North Carolina with respect to his unwarrantable proceedings in giving Grants of Land in that Province, and as we conceive that all such Grants of Land as have been made since his Majesty has purchased that Province to be void Sir Richard Everard having had no Authority that we know of for granting the same, we shall insert an article in the Instructions which we are now preparing for Captain Burrington to declare them so; We shall likewise insert several other articles directing the manner of Granting of Lands for the future and for the collecting his Majesty's Quit Rents thereon and shall more fully explain the same in our Representation thereupon to his Majesty which we shall enclose to your Grace

My Lord Your Graces most obedient and most humble Servants
WESTMORELAND
DOCMINIQUE
T. PELHAM
THO. FRANKLAND
OLIVr BRIDGEMAN

Whitehall May 1st 1730.