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Letter from John Pownall to Arthur Dobbs
Pownall, John, 1724-1796
November 07, 1755
Volume 05, Pages 442-443

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 22. P. 200.]

Letter from Mr Pownall to Arthur Dobbs Esqre Governor of North Carolina Nov. 7th 1755.

Sir:

The Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation-Affairs having referred to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations an Extract of a letter from you to their Lordships dated the 19th of May

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last, representing the expediency of erecting a strong Fort at Cape LookOut upon the Coast of North Carolina, I am directed by their Lordships to desire you will as soon as possible employ some able and skilful engineer to survey the said Harbour and ground adjacent and to prepare an exact Plan and estimate of the expence of erecting such a Fort as shall be necessary for its security and defence and that you will transmit the same to their Lordships by the first opportunity to the end that their Lordships may be enabled fully to report their Opinion upon this matter to the Lords of the Committee of Council

I am, Sir your most obedient and most humble servant

JOHN POWNALL.

Whitehall Novr 7th 1755.