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Report by Edward Randolph concerning illegal trade in North Carolina [Extract]
Randolph, Edward, ca. 1632-1703
March 24, 1700
Volume 01, Page 527

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Proprieties. No. 27. P. 4.]

Articles of High Crimes and Misdemeanors charged upon the Governors in the severall Proprieties on the continent of America and Islands adjacent

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North Carolina. They have no settled Government among them, about 4 yeares agoe, the swift Frigat being drove out of Virginia by storm and coming a shore upon the sands in that Province, the Inhabitants Robb'd her and fired great Guns into her and disabled her from getting off, the chief Offender was banished, only tis a place which receives Pirates, Runaways, and Illegal Traders.

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Humbly offered by

March 24th 1700