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Letter from John Pownall to Nicholas Hardinge
Pownall, John, 1724-1796
November 26, 1756
Volume 05, Pages 647-648

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 22. P. 225.]
Letter to Nicholas Hardinge Esqre Secretary to the Lords of the
Treasury.

Whitehall Nov. 26, 1756.

Sir,

I am directed by the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to send you the enclosed Copy of a letter their Lordships have received from Mr. Rutherford, receiver general of the Quit-rents in North Carolina in which he proposes several measures to be pursued for the better regulation and management of that Branch of His Majesty's Revenue and desires their Lordships leave to come to England on account of his health and private affairs. As several of the Observations made by Mr. Rutherford upon the state of the Quit Rents appear to their Lordships to deserve consideration, they have directed me to desire you will communicate his Letter to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury

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and at the same time move their Lordships that Mr. Rutherford who appears to be an Officer under their Lordships direction may have leave to come to England when the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations will have an opportunity of discoursing with him upon the several measures he proposes and will be thereby enabled to communicate to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury their sentiments thereon or to take such other Steps as shall appear to be necessary and proper for His Majesty's Service.

I am, Sir, &c.,
JOHN POWNALL