To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations
The Memorial of James Murray Esqre Humbly Sheweth
That your Lordships Memorialist hath acted as a Member of his Majestys Council for the Province of North Carolina ever since the year 1738 and during that time hath constantly and invariably promoted his Majestys service and the Interest of that Colony to the best of his knowledge and Power.
That nevertheless your Memorialist was on the 21st Dec: Inst: suspended from his seat in the Council of the said Province by his Excellency Governor Dobbs without being accused of or being conscious to himself of having been guilty of any crime or misdemeanor whatsoever.
Your Lordships Memorialist therefore in duty to his Majestys service and for the Justification of his Character humbly prays that you will take his case into consideration direct such enquiry to be made and grant him such redress as to your Lordships shall seem meet for