I am this day honored with your Lordship's letter, of the 13th of December, signifying His Majesty's appointment of me, to the Government of North Carolina, in the room of Mr Tryon.
I have the highest sense My Lord, of this gracious mark of Royal Favour, and I humbly hope, that your Lordship, will do me the honour, to make my most dutiful, and grateful acknowledgements to His Majesty.
The very obliging manner in which your Lordship has done me the honour to communicate The Kings pleasure, demands my warmest acknowledgements.
Your Lordship may be assured, that I will dispose my affairs, so, that I may repair to Carolina, as soon after I shall receive His Majesty's Commission, & Instructions, as possible.
I have the honour to be, with the greatest respect,