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Letter from Gabriel Johnston to John Russell, Duke of Bedford
Johnston, Gabriel, ca. 1698-1752
March 12, 1751
Volume 04, Page 1074

[B. P. R. O. Am: & W. Ind: Vol. 66.]

My Lord [Duke of Bedford]

I Have lately Had the Honour of Your Grace's Commands of the fourth of August, by which His Majesties pleasure is signified that I should give publick notice to all His trading Subjects in this province, of His Catholick Majestys General Order to all His Governors, to make restitution of all English prizes taken since the ninth of August 1748.

I Have likewise Received An Authenticated Copy of the said Order with a translation of the same In Consequence of which I have Issued a proclamation giving notice of the premisses, and ordered it to be offered in the most publick place in Every town of this province, and I shall take care to assist to the uttermost of my power all His Majesties Subjects who may have any Claim on this occasion.

I am your Grace's most, &c.,
GAB JOHNSTON

Edenton March 12 1750