Ed. Gillian Hookway Jones MBA MPH
In Honor of Port Bath’s 300th Anniversary 1716-2016

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Letter to the Governor of North Carolina from the Lords
Proprietors

To
Charles
Eden Esquire August 1st
1716:

…We have consented
that
Bath Town according to
the Petition sent by you shall be made a
Sea
Port
Town, and we have given our
Secretary Orders accordingly. But
how or after
what
manner
it
shall be made a Corporation we have taken time
to consider
of. We wish you all
happiness and success in your
Government
and
are,

Your
very loving
Friends,

CARTERET Palatin, JA:
BERTIE
for BEAUFORT, FULWAR
SKIPWITH

for CRAVEN, M. ASHLEY, J.
OLLETON, J. DANSON
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“… The first port town upon every river, shall be a Colony, and be a port
town forever.” Fundamental
Constitutions of Carolina, 1669

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Voices of Colonial
Port Bath

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