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I had your several Letters inclosed which I delivered to Mr. Swann, and to your Committee of Correspondence, but as the time of your appointment as Agent Expired last month, and as I was affraid you would be ill paid for what was past, I would not write to you upon any Business, untill I knew what the Assembly would do. I spoke to the Speaker to try whether the House would appoint you again, but found them so crusty in granting any money for public services, that I could expect little from them, they absolutly refused to appoint any at present alledging their heavy Taxes, and I find they would not even allow your Extra Expences, so that I can't think to give you any trouble when you won't be paid for it, nor even pay you what you have earned

I am sorry it has so happened. But they would not allow a Salary for a Storekeeper tho' recommended to them from the King in Council

I am &c.

Arthur Dobbs

Copy of North Carolina.
Governor Dobbs Lre to Mr. Abercromby dated Decr. 28, 1757,acquainting him, that the Assembly had refused to continue him Agent for that Province.

Recd. with Mr. Abercombies Lre to the Secry April 13 1758.


Read May 2. 1758.