To the Right Honble the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations.
That as your Lordships have now under consideration the state of the Grant in which your Memorialist is concerned in No Carolina he most humbly prays leave to submit it to your Lordships whether it doth not in all respects appear reasonable and equitable and also for the service of the Crown to set off part of the £6200. due to your Memorialist by warrant from the Crown in So Carolina in discharge of the Quit Rents of your Memorialist's Lands which will hereafter become due to the Crown in No Carolina and also that in order to keep up the Record in said Colony such Persons as purchase Lands from him shall be at Liberty to attorn to the Crown for the payment of their respective Quit Rents in which case your Memorialist is to be exempt from any further demand in respect to the same.
Your Memorialist hath nothing more at heart than if possible to prevent all manner of disputes in relation to his said settlement.
And therefore most humbly prays your Lordships to take the Premises into Consideration and as your Memoriolist hath £1035. sterling the last payment of His Majesty's said Warrant unapplied that your Lordships will be pleased to recommend it to His Majesty to grant him the Liberty to set off said summ of £1035. sterl: to the payment of such Quit rents as may hereafter arise and become payable by him in No Carolina and that when his Tenants or such as have Mesne Conveyances under him hath attorned to the Crown the payment of their respective Quit Rents he shall be thereafter exempted from the payment of such part or proportion thereof.
Recd May 15th 1754
Read May 24th 1754