I have the honour to acquaint your Lordships by the Rose Sloop, of my arrival in Cape Fear River, on Wednesday evening the 10th instant. I waited on the Governor at Brunswick to inform him of the appointment I had the honour to receive from His Majesty. He enquired if I had brought any Instructions for him. I answered, I had received Instructions from your Lordships to govern myself by, but none directed to him, he informed me he should meet the Assembly at Wilmington the 23rd instant, and that he should leave this Province the middle of April or beginning of May next. I am informed by some of the Inhabitants of this Province there is likely to be warm Disputes in the Assembly this ensuing meeting, upon which Account I think it not advisable to Communicate the Instructions, I received to endeavour to procure a Law for the Establishing such Salaries on the Chief Justice and Associate Judges, as your Lordships recommend, but shall wait a more promising opportunity.
I shall as soon as possible after the departure of the Governor endeavour to carry into execution your Lordships Instructions relative to the Boundary Line between this Province and South Carolina, and likewise report what proceedings have been had, and measures taken for ascertaining the Partition Line between the Crown Lands and those belonging to the Earl of Granville in this Province.