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Letter from Nathaniel Rice to the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Rice, Nathaniel, d. 1753
August 01, 1752
Volume 04, Page 1314

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 12. C. 15.]

North Carolina 1. August 1752.

My Lords, [of the Board of Trade]

By the death of Mr. Johnston, His Majesty's late Governor of this Province, which happened on the 17th past, the Government devolving upon me in pursuance of His Majesty's Instructions, I convened the Council, and having qualifyed before them, entered upon the Administration of the Government.

There are, My Lords, no material occurrences to communicate since Mr. Johnston (I presume) wrote last to your Lordships, but I have the pleasure to inform your Lordships in general, that the Country enjoys great quietness, and is in a flourishing condition, the western parts settling very fast, & much shipping frequenting our rivers.

I have sent to the Clerks for Transcripts of the Assembly Journals, which when returned to me shall be transmitted to your Lordships.

I have the honour to be, &c.,
NATH: RICE.
[President of the Council.]