To Mr Attorney & Mr Solicitor Genl
My Lords Commrs for Trade & Plantations having under their consideration some papers relating to North Carolina upon which they are to make an immediate return command me to send you the inclosed Case and Queries thereon and to desire your opinion thereon as soon as possible.
There may possibly be some Clause in the Act of Parliament passed in the 2d year of His Maj. Reign for establishing an Agreement with
The Lords Proprietors of Carolina having always appointed Governors of that Province before they made a sale thereof to the Crown those Governors with the consent of the Council & Assembly there passed Laws and have continued so to do ever since the purchase made by the Crown not having notice of the said Purchase.
Qy. Whether any Laws passed after the said purchase by the Proprietors Governor in their names before notice of sale are valid?
Qy. Whether the Laws passed in the Proprietors names after notice of such purchase and before the King appointed a Governor of his own be valid