Letter of William Robertson, 1716 Mar. 2.
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Willmsburgh March the 2d 1716 To Majr John Boulding Some Members having been presented in England [ac/?] the late Act of Assembly for erecting the Indian Compa which are now under the Consideration of the Governor & Council and They being desirous to hear as well what Can be Objected agt the said Act by the persons formerly in the Indian Trade as what the Company have to offer for maintaining their priviledges. I am therefore directed to give you Notice and desire you to give the like Advertisement to those concerned theretofore in that Trade & not now of the Company That if you think fitt to appear you will be heard what you have to offer agt the sd Law at the time wh is to be appointed for the consideration thereof in Council And for that purpose You and the Others concerned are ordered to give in wth all speed to [Coll?] Harrison (one of his Matys Council) the names of such as you agree shall appear in yr behalf who shall [thereupon?] have notice of the meeting of ye Council that so they may attend accordingly. I [desire?] you will acknowledge the receipt of this Lettr & am Sr Yor most humble servt W. R.