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Letter from Arthur Dobbs to the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
December 20, 1758
Volume 05, Page 964

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 13. D. 42.]
Letter from Governor Dobbs to the Board.

Edenton, 20th Decr, 1758.

My Lords,

I have had no orders or Instructions from you since the 7th of November 1757 nor any account of the fixing the boundary Line which we have long expected as we can raise no taxes in Anson County till that is decided they resisting the Sheriff when distrained for payment.

The Session is just now closed which was called here, & as I am just returning to Cape Fear, I have only time to send you the Speech & Addresses and the Titles of the Acts passed, until the Journals are copied, the Acts I shall send over by the next opportunity, as also a Copy of a Bill which was laid aside upon the 3d reading by the Upper House, to take all the money granted by his Majesty upon an Address of Parliament as the share of this Province of £50,000 and to put it in the hands of a Committee to dispose of it in such manner as they pleased without his Majesty's interfering in it by his giving Instructions how he would employ it best for his service in the Province, I shall write fully to your Lps by the next safe opportunity. We have just now received advice that the French have burnt and deserted Fort Du Quesne, & retreated down the Ohio, the 24th Novr upon the approach of our troops, the Indians having declared a neutrality & quit them, & express a desire of becoming his Majesty's Subjects or Allies, I am with great respect my Lords, &c.,

ARTHUR DOBBS.