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PORT BATH Source Image drawn by Mark Moore, NC Dept History and Archives, red star shows the original
Bath County jurisdiction
of Colonial Customs Service from 1716-1739, Pink star indicates reduced Port Bath district 1730-1790.
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
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