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Letter from George Burrington to Alured Popple
Burrington, George, 1680-1759
November 11, 1735
Volume 04, Page 23

[B. P. R. O. B. T. North Carolina. Vol. 9. A. 69.]

November the 11th 1735.

Sir.

In answer to the letter I received from you last night; this is to acquaint you, that the provost Marshall of North Carolina is appointed by the King he is paid by the province for summoning the Council and other services of the Publick he has Fees setled by Act of Assembly for the businesses done by himself and Deputys, between the people that go to Law, a list of the Fees belonging this Officer may be found in the Laws of that Country, now in the plantation Office.

There is in North Carolina a province Goal built att Edenton where the General Court is allways held at the charge of the publick, att whose expence it is kept in repair

Sir Haveing answered your letter it may not be very improper to inform you, that most if not all precincts have a particular prison built att the charge of each precinct, the number of the precincts when I left North Carolina were thirteen I am

Sir Yours &c
Secretary Popple
GEO BURRINGTON