In obedience to the King's command I am to inform your Lordship of the manufactures set up and carried on within this Government since my dispatch of the 1st December 1769 No 13.
The two still houses at Newbern and Wilmington are compleated.
They are estimated to distill nearly five hundred hogsheads of spirits annually.
Two furnaces for iron works on the Branches of Deep River in Orange County have been some time at work making only pig iron, and a third I am told will soon be set at work by Colonel Frohock in Rowan County in the neighbourhood of Salisbury, The ore from all of them being esteemed very good. Those intended on Trent River have not yet been reassumed.