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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from William Tryon to Henry Seymour Conway
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
November 05, 1765
Volume 07, Pages 122-123

[B. P. R. O. America & W. Indies. Vol. 214.]

Brunswick N C 5 Nov 1765

Sir, [Gen'l Conway Sect'y of State]

I had the Honour to receive the Second of this Month, your Letter Dated the 12th of July, to inform me His Majesty, had been

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graciously pleased to Deliver to you, the Seals for the Southern Department.

His Majesty's Commands, transmitted to me, through you, Sir, shall be Obeyed with all the Dilligence, & Firmness in my Power.

I had the Happiness to receive a few Days before the Arrival of your Letter, His Majesty's, Commission, appointing me Governor of this Province, which Commission I shall open, as soon as my present, bad State of Health will permit me, An Illness, that has Visited me ever since the 3d of August last. It is a Compound of every sort of Fever, called by the Inhabitants the Seasoning of this Climate.

I have received no Authentick Accounts of the Act of Parliament appointing a Stamp Duty; nor are any Stamp Officers, or the Stamps arrived here as yet.

The Inclosed I received from a Merchant in Charles-Town.

I am Sir &ca