Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series, America and West by Arthur Percival Newton

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Would not have sixpence neat per 100 acres. M. M. has a power to erect a Court of Exchequer here without an act of their Assembly, their arguments are borrowed from a book published by Mr. Morris late Chief Justice of New York. As my instructions are very plain and positive on this head, I shall not trouble myself with any of their quibbles, it would not however be amiss to send the opinions of some eminent lawyers on this subject, it has been a great loss to me that I have never yet had the opinion of the Attorney and Solicitor General concerning the validity of our laws tho' it was laid before them eight months before I left London.

Ff. ]. 3. Extract from a letter from Carolina. There is a bill now depending in the Assembly for laying an additional duty of £7 10s. per head on all negroes imported. Copies of the bills are sent to London and Bristol, for accounts can't be sent too early of an affair which, in its nature, will be so injurious to trade, and which will lay the factors here under such severe difficulties, before they can obtain redress from Great Britain. , before relief could be obtained. Acts have been passed, and numbers of people have been injured, nay sometimes ruined, before the acts could be repealed.

July 13. 23. James Dillon to the King. I, ye subscriber of these few Virginia, lines, am obliged through conscience and loyalty to give your majesties to understand there is a most cruel and barbarous plot designed against your most Sacred Persons and all your Eoyal Issue, but I hope God of His infinite goodness will frustrate all their wicked intentions and continue your majestie's throne in this world with a long life and a happy and peacable reign that you may vanquish and overcome all your enemies.

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