Opinions of Philip Yorke and Charles Talbot, 1727 Aug. 12.
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Copy To the Right Honble: the Lord Commissioners for Trade and Plantations May it please Your Lordships In Obedience to Your Lordships Commands Signified to Us by a Letter from Mr Popple, referring to Us the State of the Case between His Majesty & the Proprietors of the Northern Neck in Virginia, together with the Copies of two Charters, granted by King Charles the Second & King James the Second, & a Letter from Major Drysdale late Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, hereunto annexed, We have considered the same, & the Querys proposed in the said Letter. The first of which Querys, is, What shall pass by the Grant of Felons Goods in the said Letters Patents of King James the Second, & whether the Goods of a Felo de Se shall not pass thereby. As to which We are of Opinion that by the Grant of Felons Goods, all Goods in Possession belonging to any Felon Convicted, which are within