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Resignation from William Houston as Stamp Distributor of North Carolina
Houston, William, d. ca. 1795
November 16, 1765
Volume 07, Page 131

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[B. P. R. O. Am : & W. Ind : Vol. 214.]
Copy of Mr Wm Houston's Resignation of his Office of Stamp Distributor for the Province of North Carolina.

I do hereby promise that I never will receive any stampt paper which may arrive from Europe in consequence of any Act lately passed in the Parliament of Great Britain nor officiate in any means as stamp Master or Distributor of the Stamps within the Province of North Carolina either directly or indirectly and I do hereby notify all the Inhabitants of His Majesty's province of North Carolina notwithstanding my having received information of my being appointed to the said stamp office not to apply hereafter for any stampt paper or to distribute the same untill such time as it will be agreeable to the Inhabitants of this Province: Hereby declaring that I do execute these presents of my own free Will and Accord without any Equivocation or mental Reservation whatsoever.

In Witness hereof I have hereunto set my Hand this 16th Day of November 1765.