Petition of James Abercromby, ca. 1754-1758.
Contains a petition of James Abercromby, Agent for Virginia, to [Thomas Pelham-Holles], Duke of Newcastle, in support of the address of the Council of Virginia to his Majesty. Abercromby asks that his Majesty revoke a warrant along with his orders to Lieutenant Governor [Robert] Dinwiddie. According to the petition, Abercromby contends that the warrant is inconsistent with the Virginia law entitled an act for raising a public revenue for the better support of the government of his Majesty's Colony of Virginia. Abercromby writes that the letter of the Secretary of State to Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie, in consequence of this warrant, directs him to pay one thousand pounds of the money arising from the two shillings per hogshead of tobacco duty in Virginia to the government of South Carolina.