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Memorandum from Gabriel Johnston to the Board of Trade of Great Britain concerning a petition from William Smith concerning North Carolina laws
Johnston, Gabriel, ca. 1698-1752
Volume 03, Page 531

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 9. A. 34.]

To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations

The Representation of Gabriel Johnston Esqr Governor of North Carolina


That William Smith Esqr Chief Justice of North Carolina presented a memorial to your Lordships July 13. 1732. concerning the validity of the Laws of North Carolina, & praying that your Lordships might referr the said petition, to the Attorney and Solicitor General for their opinion.

That the said petition has never yet been referred, nor nothing done in consequence of it. That it is of great moment to the said Mr Johnston to be rightly advised about the contents of the said Chief Justice's memorial.

He therefore hopes your Lordships will be pleased to referr it to the Sollicitor General now, he being just ready to depart for his Government.