My Lords. [of the Board of Trade]
In Pursuance of your Lordships commands signified to me by Mr. Hill's letter of the 22d of July last wherein your Lordships are Pleased to desire my Opinion in Point of Law upon the following Act Passed in North Carolina in December 1746: I have Perus'd and Considered the same And have made such Observation thereon As I have wrote under the Title of the said Act.
An Act for better Ascertaining the Number of Members to be Chosen for the severall Countys within this Province to sit in General Assembly and for Establishing a more Equall Representative of all His Majestys Subjects in the House of Burgesses.
This Act Appears by the Copy of it Laid before me to have been Passed in the usuall forme of Acts passed in this Province And was the fact Really as it Appears to be I could have no Objection to make thereto as it seems to Contain very usefull Regulations and such as the Province have a right to make if Properly agreed thereto. But it appears to me by a Letter from Governour Johnston Laid before me with this Act,