To the King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council,
The Humble Petition of James Macdonald Merchant in Porterie in the Isle of Sky and Normand Macdonald of Slate in the said Island for themselves and on behalf of Hugh Macdonald Edmund Macqueen John Betton and Alexander Macqueen of Slate, The Reverend Mr William Macqueen and Alexander Macdonald of the said Island of Sky and County of Inverness.
Most Humbly Sheweth
That your Petitioners having had in view to form a settlement to themselves and Families in your Majestys Province of North Carolina have for some time been making Dispositions for that purpose by engaging Servants and disposing of their effects in this Country.
And being now neady to embark and carry their intention into Execution,
They most humbly pray your Majesty will be graciously pleased to Grant unto your petitioners Forty thousand Acres of Land in the said province of North Carolina upon the Terms and Conditions it has been usual to give such Grants or as to your Majesty shall seem proper.
And your petitioners shall ever pray,