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Letter from John Ashe, Thomas Lloyd, and John Alexander Lillington to William Tryon
Ashe, John, 1725-1781; Lloyd, Thomas, ca. 1715-1792; Lillington, John Alexander, 1720s-1786
February 19, 1766
Volume 07, Page 178

Copy of a Letter delivered to Governor Tryon by George Moore and
Cornelius Harnett Esqre February 19th 1766 at 6 O'clock in the


The Inhabitants dissatisfied with the particular Restrictions laid on the Trade of this River only, have determined to march to Brunswick in hopes of obtaining in a peaceable manner a redress of their Grievances from the Commanding Officer of His Majesty's Ships, and have compelled us to conduct them. We therefore think it our Duty to acquaint Your Excellency that we are fully determined to protect from Insult your Person and Property, and that if it will be agreeable to Your Excellency a Guard of Gentlemen shall be immediately detached for that purpose.

We have the Honor to be &c

February 19th 1766.