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Letter from William Legge, Earl of Dartmouth to Martin Howard
Dartmouth, William Legge, Earl of, 1731 - 1801
May 04, 1774
Volume 09, Page 987

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[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind.: No. Carolina. Vol. 221.]
Letter from Earl of Dartmouth to Chief Justice Howard.

Whitehall, 4th May 1774.

Sir,

I have received your letter of the 4th of January inclosing a memorial respecting the present state of your Office of Chief Justice of His Majesty's Province of North Carolina, and I beg you will be assured that I will not fail to give due attention to it, and to take every step, as far as depends upon my Department for inducing a due consideration of the difficulties and disadvantages you complain of, and of the necessity of making some Provision that may render the office of Chief Justice less dependent, and the emoluments of it less precarious.

I am &c.,
DARTMOUTH.