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Letter from John Pownall to James West
Pownall, John, 1724-1796
November 27, 1755
Volume 05, Pages 447-448

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 12. C. 68, 89 and 90.]
THE QUIT RENT LAW.
Letter from Mr Pownall to James West Esqre Secretary to the Lords
Commissioners of the Treasury.
Sir,

I am directed by the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to send you the inclosed Copy of an Act passed in the Province of North Carolina in January last, intituled, An Act for ascertaining and securing the payment of Quit-Rents due to His Majesty, etc and to desire you will lay it before the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury for their consideration together with the inclosed Copies of Sir Matthew Lamb's Report upon it and of two Papers presented to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations by Mr Abercrombie, Agent for the Province

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and by Mr Child, Agent for Earl Granville, containing Reasons in support of and Objections to this Act.

I am, Sir, &c,
JOHN POWNALL

Whitehall Nov. 27th 1755.