<164.> North Carolina[...] To James West Esqr., Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury. <April 15, . Letter from Mr. Pownall to Mr. West, inclosing two Extracts of a Letter from Mr. Dobbs to this Board, relating to surveying the several Counties in North Carolina.>
The Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations having lately received a Letter from Arthur Dobbs Esquire, Governor of His Majesty's <165. North Carolina. April 15, 1755.> Province of North Carolina, in which he represents the Expediency of surveying the several Counties in that Province as a Means of discovering the true Quantities of Land granted, and thereby improving His Majesty's Revenue of Quit-Rents, and proposes that the Expence of such Survey should be defrayed out of that Revenue; I am directed by their <Bundle C.44.> Lordships to send you the inclosed Extract of so much of Mr. Dobbs's Letter as relates to this point, and also an Extract of another part of the said Letter, where he proposes that he may have a Power of suspending the Receiver of the Quit-Rents for neglect of his Duty; and to desire you will lay them before the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury for their Lordship's Directions thereupon.
I am, Sir, Your most obedient Servant.
April 15, 1755.