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Letter of Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood, 1715 Mar. 26.

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Abstract

Contains a draft of a letter from [Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood] to Col. [Charles] Craven, [Governor of South Carolina], regarding the Indian trade. Spotswood states that the Indian trade should be free to all subjects, especially Virginia subjects who established the first trade with the Indians southwest of the colony. Spotswood also writes that only South Carolina confines the Indians to trade with its inhabitants. Spotswood mentions the creation of a Company to manage the Indian trade. Lastly, Spotswood writes that the charge for subsisting the French prisoners sent to Virginia from Charleston in 1706 has not been paid, despite frequent applications.