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Letter from William Petty, Marquis of Lansdowne to William Tryon
Lansdowne, William Petty, Marquis of, 1737-1805
June 20, 1767
Volume 07, Pages 471-472

[B. P. R. O. America and West Indies. Vol. 214.]
Letter from Earl Shelburn to Governor Tryon.

Whitehall 20th June 1767.

I have had the Honor to lay your Letters of 2nd, 27th February, and 7th March before the King, with the Plan and Elevation of a House for the Governor of North Carolina, which His Majesty has been pleased to approve.

Your Observations on the Qualities of the Cypress Tree, and the Pitch and Yellow Pine, are judicious, your Endeavours for investigating such Articles as may tend to the Encrease of the Commerce of the Colony, are very laudable, and the Continuance of them cannot fail to recommend you to His Majesty.

As Mr Stewart Superintendant for Indian Affairs writes to me that he will attend the running of the Line between your Colony and the Cherokee Hunting Grounds this Season, I must particularly recommend to you that this necessary work may be executed with Candor and the Stipulations observed with good Faith, for nothing can more effectually conciliate the Minds and Affections of the Indians, than a Measure which must convince them that we mean

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to Protect them in the Peaceable Possession of those Lands which are necessary for their actual Subsistance.

As the Law which gave the appointment of the County Clerks, to the Clerk of the Pleas, at the Separation of that office from the office of Secretary of the Province, is near expiring, in case any Inconvenience has arisen from the change, I should imagine that the Council and Assembly of the Province can have no objection to the Appointment of County Clerks reverting to the Secretary at the Renewal of that Law.

His Majesty has been graciously pleased to accept of your Panther.

I am &ca
SHELBURNE.