Letters of Governor Alexander Spotswood


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To ye Council of Trade, Virginia, October 15, 1712


. . . The Indians continue their Incursions in North Carolina, and the Death of Colo. Hyde, their Gov'r, w'ch happened the beginning of last Month, increases the misery of that province, so much weakened already by their own divisions, that no measures projected by those in the Governm't for curbing the Heathen can be prosecuted.

This Unhappy State of her Maj't's Subjects in my Neighbourhood is ye more Affecting to me because I have very little hopes of being enabled to relieve them by our Assembly, which I...

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