Minutes of the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Great Britain. Board of Trade
Volume 03, Pages 210-211
[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 41. P. 193.]
BOARD OF TRADE JOURNALS.
Whitehall Tuesday July 27. 1731
Mr Pelham. Mr Brudenell. Mr Bladen.
Mr Fitzwilliams Surveyor Genl of the Customs in the Southern part of America and Mr Gale Collector of the Customs in North Carolina
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attending presented to the Board a Memorial from the inhabitants of the County of Albemarle in North Carolina setting forth the great hardships they labour under from being denied the liberty of exporting their tobacco to Great Britain from the ports in Virginia occasioned by virtue of two Acts passed there the one in 1705 Entituled an Act against importing tobacco from Carolina and other parts without the Capes of Virginia and the other passed in 1726 entituled an Act for the more effectual preventing the bringing tobacco from North Carolina and the bounds in controversy And their Lordships taking the said Memorial into consideration as also both the Acts gave directions for preparing the Draught of a Report for repealing the said Acts.
Which Report was agreed and signed July 29th
Wednesday September 2. 1731.
Mr Thomas Lowndes having brought to the Office three Certificates one from James Bertie Esqre another from Henry Bertie Esqre Two of the late Lords Proprietors of Carolina and the third Certificate under the hand of Mr Shelton their late Secretary relating to certain Grants of Lands made by the said Proprietors to Mr Lowndes before the Treaty of Surrender of Carolina to the Crown the said Certificates were read and ordered to be kept with the papers which relate to the Province of South Carolina.