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Petition from the inhabitants of Albemarle County concerning rebellion in Albemarle County
Sturgeon, John; Et Al.
June 30, 1680
Volume 01, Pages 305-306

[B. P. R. O. Colonial Papers.]
PETITION OF THE INHABITANTS OF ALBEMARLE COUNTY TO THE KING [30 June 1680]

To his most Sacred Majsty Charles the 2d King of England, Scoteland, France & Ireland Defendr of the Faith &c.

The humble Petition of ye Inhabitants of Albemarle County in Carolina, whose names are undr written

Humbly
Sheweth to
yr Majesty

That whereas yr Majys Petitionrs have been great & grievous sufferers by ye Rebellion of Sevrall Audatious Infamous & Scandalous persons who have drawne Sevrall of yr Matyes poore & ignorant Subjectes into ye same prdicamt wth them through their fals delusions, faire & plausible prtences, Insomuch yt ye whole Country is now ovrswaied by ye said Rabble, And not withstanding ye Honrable Lords Proprietrs have Endeavored by sending Mr Seth Sothwell Governr to suppress ye sd Rebellion, Yet to our great greife & to your Matys great loss & damninge in yr Customes through ye fals & tretchrous dealing & Combinations of their Agents wth ye Lds proprters, ye same is hitherto obstructed and in all probability like so to continue wthout yr Majtys interposition to ye uttr Ruine & destruction of yr Matyes Leige Subjects who for their Loyallty & fidelity to yor Maty have been & are in fear to be made ye objects of these mens furie & inhumane Cruelltyes:—

Wee therfore in all humility pray yr Most gratious Matys assistance for ye suppressing the said Rebels & yt upon ye hearing our sd petition wch in a more ample manner setteth forth our case & grievances, yt yr Maty would be pleased for ye future to take such care & course as to yr most sacred wisdom shall seem most meet, as well for ye secureing of us yr Matys most Loyall and most distressed subjects & supplyants as of yr Matys Customes from the violence and Rapine of such Riotous disorderly persons as aforesaid.

And we [as in duty bound] shall Evr pray
JOHN STURGEON.
ANDREW WALLWOOD.
ROBT. SCOTT
JOHN MORRIS
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JAMES LONG SENr
WILLm FOSTER
JOHN WILLSON
RALPH FFLETCHEr
WILLm VAUX
JOSHUAH SCOTT
ROBT. INKINSON
LAW. CONSALVOE
JOHN GILLCREST
JOHN WALLIS
ROBT. BENSLEY
JOHN LACY
GEO. CASTLETON.
THOMAS KING
JNO. EDLEING
EDW. WADE
THO. LEPPEr
JOS. SUTTON
WM. HOGPEN
MATH. CULLEN
THO. SYMONS
ZACH: NECKSON
JOSEPH PITTS
JOHN FFRITH
JA. LONG JUNr