I have the honor to transmit to your Lordships four several deeds with extracts from the Minutes of the Council relative thereto annexed to a testimonial under the seal of this province,
The deeds contain a surrender of such lands as are acknowledged by Henry Eustace McCulloh, Esq. as belonging to himself his father and their associates. At my return from the back country where I am going in a few days to attend the service of running a temporary boundary line between the frontiers of this province and the Cherokee Indians, I hope to be able to give your Lordships a particular state of the lands now surrendered as well as the remainder of those large grants belonging to persons not admitted as associates in the present surrender therefore wish your Lordships would suspend every measure relative to these deeds till reference may be had to such further information.
I entrust this dispatch to the care of Mr Henry Eustace McCulloh who has obtained my leave of absence for one year he having first obtained leave to absent himself from his duty as Collector of the Port of Roanoke for the said term from the Honble Commissioners of the Customs.