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Letter from the Board of Trade of Great Britain to Gabriel Johnston
Great Britain. Board of Trade
June 27, 1745
Volume 04, Pages 756-757

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 21. P. 298.]

Sir, [Gov. Gabriel Johnston]

As it is now above three years since we have received any letters from you notwithstanding we did in ours to you of the 19th of July last take notice of this neglect we think we have great reason to renew our complaint on this head & likewise to observe to you that you have not been less deficient in sending us such public papers as by your instruction you

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are required to do to the end that at all times we might be well acquainted with the true state and condition of His Majesty's Province under your government So we bid you heartily farewell and are

Your very loving friends, &c.,

Whitehall June 27th 1745.

P. S. Whereas doubts have arisen in some of His Majesty's Plantations in America whether any of His Majesty's Natural Born Subjects taken on board any of the Enemy's ships committing hostilities against His Maj. subjects and thereby guilty of High Treason may be tried as Pirates by the Courts of Admiralty in the several Plantations, We send you inclosed an Act entitled An Act to amend an Act made in the seventh year of the reign of King William the third entitled an Act for the more effectual suppression of Piracy for your conduct therein.