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Letter from Arthur Dobbs to the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
January 04, 1755
Volume 05, Page 375

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 12. C. 70, 73, 74 and 75.]
My Lords, [of the Board of Trade]

Having made all the Enquiry I could about the former proceedings of the Boundary line between this Province and South Carolina and having laid before the Council what I thought would be a reasonable Boundary with my reason to support it, which they have unanimously approved of, I prepared a letter to send to Governor Glen upon it; but the day I had prepared it I received by a Messenger from him a Letter shewing the necessity there was of fixing immediately a Boundary between the Provinces upon account of the Squabbles near the Line with a Copy of the first Instructions sent to his Province of running it at 30 miles Distance to the head Springs of Cape Fear River, and to desire me to send him an Account of what Instructions I had received about it, upon which I sent him an Answer the Copy of which I transmit with this to your Lordships, and along with it the Papers relative to former Proceedings in running it with the opinion of the Council here about a proper Boundary with reasons to support it, and when Mr. Glen sends the like Paper from the Southern Colony your Lordships will have a full state of the Case, and the opinion of both Colonies with your observations upon them, to lay before his Majesty, for his Decision & Commands upon it, which shall be immediately complied with and obeyed by this Province, and then the Line may be laid out without Delay. This is submitted to your Lordships by,

Your Lordships most obedient & most humble Servant
ARTHUR DOBBS.

Newbern, Janry 4th 1755.