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Memorandum from the Board of Trade of Great Britain to George II, King of Great Britain concerning the defense of North Carolina
Great Britain. Board of Trade
April 10, 1755
Volume 05, Pages 395-396

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 22. P. 163.]

Report of Lords of Trade to the King 10 April 1755.

To the King's most excellent Majesty

May it please Your Majesty

Arthur Dobbs Esq. Governor of Your Maj. Province of North Carolina having in a letter dated the 9th Nov. last requested us to represent

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to Your Majesty the weak and defenceless state of the said Province for the want of ammunition & stores of which it is quite destitute and the necessity of having an independant Company of one hundred men established there not only to protect the back settlements but support the Surveyors and Custom House Officers in their respective duties and to prevent illicit Trade We think it our duty to lay before Your Majesty the annexed extract of the said letter for Your Majesty's directions thereupon. Which is most humbly submitted

DUNK HALIFAX
J. PITT J. GRENVILLE
JAMES OSWALD

Whitehall April 10. 1755.


Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This memorandum enclosed an extract of a letter from Arthur Dobbs - See Related Documents.