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Letter from William Bull to the Board of Trade of Great Britain [Extract]
Bull, William, 1710-1791
March 15, 1765
Volume 08, Page 561

Extract of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor Bull to the Right
Honorable the Lords Commissioners for Trade Dated March 15th

I have acquainted the Cherokees that according to their desire I shall send next time a Commissr to meet them and make out the Boundary with North Carolina If not ascertained so far West I must stop a few miles to the North of the Road from ninety six to Fort prince George. Governor Dobbs of North Carolina has already expressed a jealousy that in running this Boundary I shall perhaps give up some Lands in his Province which he can by no means consent to but I have acquainted him that I had no intention of going beyond the reputed Boundary of my own province tho' I hear the people of North Carolina are making quick advances to the foot of the Cherokee Mountains which is the chief hunting ground for the Lower Cherokees.