Since our Letter to You dated the 22d of December last, a Duplicate of which is inclosed We have had under Our Consideration the several Acts passed by You in April last.
It was a great concern to Us to observe, that the Lower House of Assembly of North Carolina, had availed themselves of the Necessity of raising Money for the Publick service, to tack the appointment of an Agent to the Law passed for that purpose.
The irregularity of this Practice and the many Evils and Inconveniences which must necesarily flow from it are too obvious to need
We have likewise observed with some concern, that there is amongst these Laws, one for making provision for amending the Navigation of New River in Onslow County by Lottery, which is a mode of raising Money that in Our Opinion ought never to be countenanced or admitted into practice in the British Colonies, where the nature of the Constitution will not admit of those regulations and Checks, necessary to prevent fraud and abuse in a matter so peculiarly liable to them. But as the purpose for which the Act was passed has been carried into Execution and it has had its full Effect and Operation it would be useless and might be inconvenient to propose its repeal and therefore it only remains for Us to desire that You will not give Your Assent to a Law of the like nature for the future.