To his Grace the Duke of Newcastle.
Understanding that your Grace is desirous Colo Horsey's Instructions for the Government of South Carolina Should be dispatched as soon as possible. We take leave to acquaint you that we have had those Instructions sometime under our consideration But we find both the Provinces of South and North Carolina in very great confusion with respect to their Titles, the King's Quit Rent, paper money, Duty on negroes and many other particulars which Should if possible be settled before Colo Horsey goes to his Government or he will not have it in his power to give the people any Satisfaction in these important points For which reason we are now preparing a Representation upon these Heads to be laid before the Lords of the Committee of Council for their Opinion thereupon previous to the fixing of Colo Horsey's Instructions which we apprehend may be for His Majesty's service. But if your Grace is desirous that Colo Horsey should be dispatched with the same Instructions his Predecessor had they may soon be ready for His Majesty's consideration. Upon which you will be pleased to let us know your Intentions
N. B. In Col. Horsey's Instructions there is no reference to the above “we have made no alternations” to those to the late Governor.