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Randolph, Edward, fl. 1699 to William Blathwayt

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05758.01 Author/Creator: Randolph, Edward, fl. 1699 Place Written: Charles Town, South Carolina Type: Letter signed Date: 22 March 1699 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 33.7 x 22 cm. Order a Copy

Reports that Cutler, an adventurer, is in Charleston seeking information on mines of precious metals in the province. Cutler claims he has a commission from the king to search for mines, but Randolph doubts that Cutler has a commission and that there are such mines. Encloses a letter from James Moore giving his thoughts about precious metals in the province. At the time this letter was written, Randolph was Surveyor General of His Majesty's Customs in America and Blathwayt was Surveyor and Auditor General of Royal Revenue in the Colonies.

Randolph, Edmund, fl. 1699

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