Petition of John Carter, Francis Epes, Charles Hudson, and Samuel Cobbs, 1728 Oct. 24.
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To The Hon:ble the Governor in Council, John Carter, Francis Epes, Charles Hudson & Samuel Cobbs Humbly pray That leave may be granted them to survey & patent Twenty Thousand acres of Land lying in Goochland County beginning on the north side of Hardware River above a survey made for the sd Francis Epes and Charles Hudson, thence such courses as will carry them to the north River of James River to take in all the good lands that shall be found on or between the said Rivers, thence on at the north River either up or down the said River as they shall think fit, thence such courses as will run to Hardware River, and crossing the said River with such courses as will take in all the good Lands that shall be found on or between the said Hardware River and the main River of James River, and to be joind to the said Epes & Hudson's survey, and on Rockfish River or the branches thereof, or any other branches of the said Rivers; and if the aforesaid quantity of Land is not to be found within the said bounds the petrs [petitioners] pray they may have liberty to take the abovementioned quantity any where on or between the said Rivers where it can be had, and to lay it off in as many Surveys as they shall think fit.
And they shall pray &c.