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Letter from the Board of Trade of Great Britain to William Tryon
Great Britain. Board of Trade
September 12, 1765
Volume 07, Page 113

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 23.]
Letter from the Boardof Trade to Governor Tryon


The inclosed Copy of a Letter to this Board from the Earl of Halifax, late one of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, contains His Majesty's Orders and Directions in request to a Demand of £1000 Carolina Currency, made by Mr Samuel Wyley for surveying the Catawbaw Lands, in consequence of what was stipulated with that Nation at the Congress of Augusta in 1763; and as it appears to us to be just and reasonable, that the Expence of this necessary Service should be equally borne by the Provinces of North[?] Carolina, which alone are immediately interested in the Case We do in pursuance of His Majesty's Pleasure signified to us, desire that you will cause a Moiety of whatever Sums the Expence of that Service shall reasonably amount to, to be immediately defrayed out of such Provincial Funds, as are appropriated and applicable to contingent Services of Government in general, or, if there are no such Funds, that you will recommend it in His Majesty's name to the General Assembly to make a proper Provision for the payment of such Moiety, out of the first Supplies which shall be granted for the support of Government.

We are Sir &c