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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Instructions to the Orange County Justices of the Peace concerning the prosecution of rioters
Williams, John, 1731-1799
May 01, 1768
Volume 07, Pages 742-743

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

To the Justices and other Conservators of the Peace for the County of Orange.

Whereas there hath lately been an Insurrection among the Inhabitants of the aforesaid County. If therefore any of them should be apprehended and brought before you or any of you to be examined for having been Engaged in Confederating in the said Insurrections and should be thought on Examination to have been any way Concerned by Acting or Counciling Aiding or Abeting

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to the late Riotous assemblies and Traterous Conspiracies, I as Deputy Attorney for Our Sovereign Lord the King for the County of Orange aforesaid direct such of the Insurgents or any of them be sent to the publick Gaol of the District of Wilmington or Newbern, it appearing to Me necessary that they should be prosecuted in one or the other of those Districts for the aforesaid Offences.

Given under my hand at Hillsborough this first day of May 1768

JOHN WILLIAMS Jur, D. Atto pro Regi.