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Circular letter from Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire to the governors of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and East Florida
Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793
May 13, 1769
Volume 08, Page 38

[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind. Vol. 273.]
Circular from the Earl of Hillsborough To the Govrs of Georgia, South Carolina North Carolina, Virginia, East Florida

Whitehall May 13th 1769.


You will receive by this Packet a printed Copy of an Act of Parliament for the encouragement of the culture of raw Silm in America.

This encouragement is so very considerable and the object of it so important both to Great Britain and the Southern Colonies of America that I think it incumbent upon me to recommend to you to give the earliest attention to it by immediately proposing to the Legislature of your Government to take such measures by premiums or otherwise as may induce the planters and poor people to enter with vigour upon so usefull and profitable a cultivation. At the same time I cannot but observe to you that the attention of his Majesty and his Parliament to give every possible encouragement to the productions of the Colonies tho' at considerable expence to Great Britain cannot but give the most pleasing Reflections to His Majesty's subjects in America.

I am &c