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Letter from Arthur Dobbs to the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
April 30, 1758
Volume 05, Pages 932-933

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 13. D. 29.]
Letter from Governor Dobbs to the Board.

Newbern, 30th April, 1758.

My Lords,

I herewith inclose to your Lordships the speech, address and answers I made this Session, as we have but three Companies of 50 each on foot I have ordered them if possible to make them up 100 each and to have three Officers to send what they want after them. My orders from Mr. Secretary Pitt I did not receive until the 9th inst: and that day issued a

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Proclamation for them to meet the 25th but a sufficient number did not attend until the 28th It is impossible to raise more men in time and even these we have no credit to pay out of the Province, and have been obliged to write to Brigr Genl Forbes to advance their pay and to take a credit out of the Proportion we are to have of the £50000 granted to us by Parliament I sent you a large Packet and duplicates of what Proceedings were in the November Sessions, but for want of an opportunity the first Packet did not leave this Bar until the beginning of February and the duplicates by various accidents in the ship that carried them did not get from the Bar till the beginning of this month. I long to hear if either are got safe. I received your letter of the 9th November last March which gave me great pleasure. I hope the boundary line is by this time fixed and impatiently expect it.

I am with great respect my Lords &c.
ARTHUR DOBBS.


Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This letter enclosed a number of other documents - See Related Documents.