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New Bern Jany 4th 1755

My Lords

Having made all the Enquiry I cou'd about the former Proceedings of the Boundary Line between this province & South Carolina, and having laid before the Council what I thought wou'd be a reasonable Boundary with my Reasons to support it, which they have unanimously approved of, I prepared a Letter to send to Governor Glen upon it; but the Day I had prepared by it I received by a Messenger from him a Letter shewing the Necessity there was of fixing immediately a Boundary between the provinces upon Account of the Squabbles near the Line, with a Copy of the first Instructions sent to his province of running it at 30 miles Distance to the Head Springs of Cape Fear River, and to desire me to send him an Account of what Instructions I had receiv'd about it, upon which I sent him an Answer, the Copy of which I transmit with this to Your Lordships, and along with it the papers relative to former Proceedings in running it with the Opinion of the Council here about a proper Boundary with Reasons to support it, and when Mr. Glen sends the like Paper from the Southern Colony Your Lordships will have a full State of the Case, & the Opinion of both Colonies with your Observations upon them, to lay before his Majesty, for his Decision & Commands upon it, which shall be immediately complied with & obey'd by this province, and then the Line may be laid out without Delay. This is submitted to your Lordships by

Your Lordships

most obedient and most

humble servant

Arthur Dobbs

North Carolina.
(2.) Letter from Arthur Dobbs Esqr. Govr. of North Carolina, to the Board, dated at Newbern the 4th. of Janry. 1755, transmitting several Papers

Recd. July the 2d. 1755.
Read              3d.  1755.

C. 70.