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Letter from Gabriel Johnston to the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Johnston, Gabriel, ca. 1698-1752
December 21, 1749
Volume 04, Pages 924-925

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 11. B. 101.]

Edenton 21st [December] 1749.

My Lords [of the Board of Trade]

The only business done in the Assembly which I met at Newbern in Octr last was the Revision of the Laws of the Colony in order to their being printed, this was done with as much exactness as the circumstances of the Province could well admitt of. they are now in the press, and I expect to be able to send your Lordships a copy of them by the middle of June next.

I have transmitted by this conveyance a copy of the Minutes of Council which sat in April last as Messrs Moseley and Halton Members of Council have been removed by death and Mr Pollock has been confined to his Plantation by sickness ever since 1746 and was given over by his Physicians

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last September, I was obliged to fill up the Council to number 7, by swearing in James Hasell Esquire, the vacancies are occasioned by the death of Edmund Porter, William Smith Robert Halton and Edward Moseley Esqrs and I hourly expect a fifth by the death of Cullen Pollock Esqr.

I am Your Lordships most, &c.,
GAB. JOHNSTON.