The Petition of Charles Robinson and Cornelius Robinson of the Counties of Richmond and Montgomery most humbly shewth:
That they were made Prisoners by General Rutherford on his late march to Wilmington and sent in custody to Salisbury without a hearing or examination, nor any charge set up against them, but on suspicion as they lived in a part of the Country much suspected. It was the good pleasure of the late Governor Martin to order and direct your Petitioners on parole to Salisbury town on giving sufficient securities for their appearance at the Superior Courts. Your humble Petitioners now assure your Excellency that they have given sufficient securities for their behavior and appearance as aforesaid, and farther, that all cause of suspicion is removed and that they have no intentions but to behave well and to the interest of the Country, therefore most humbly pray your Excellency to release your petitioners from that parole that they may return to their homes to take care of their families and domestic concerns.
And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.
P. S.—If it should be your Excellency’s good pleasure to release