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April 30 1732 Dear Sir I am perswaded that I can get a number of people from pensilvania to settle on shenondore if I can obtain an order of council for some land [there?], and I beg ye favour of you to get me an order at the first council hold after you recieve this, for fifteen thousand acres of land lying on both sides of ye main river of shenondore to include an old field called and known by ye name of [Grassanutting?] town and running back and above and below the same on ye sd river to include the quantity, ye sd main river being yt which runs at ye foot of the great ridge of mountains comonly called the blue ridge and being those we know in this colony by ye name of ye high mountains, and because I would not have a dispute with anybody endeavour to supplant them I desire you will please to search in ye council office whether any