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Letter from Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire to William Tryon
Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793
August 13, 1768
Volume 07, Pages 799-800

[B. P. R. O. America & W. Indies. Vol. 215.]
Letter from Earl Hillsborough to Governor Tryon

Whitehall 13th August 1768.


The Disturbances in the Counties of Orange and Anson appear, from the Circumstances related in your Letter, to have been of a

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very dangerous Nature, and as the King gives full Credit to your Spirit and Activity in the Suppression of them so His Majesty has an entire Confidence in your Prudence that every necessary precaution will be taken to prevent the like riotous Proceedings for the future. At the same time it will be very satisfactory to His Majesty to be fully informed of the Causes of those Disturbances, to the End that if there appears to be any real Ground of Complaint, Measures may be taken to apply the proper remedy.

I have already, in my Letter No. 11, been so full and explicit upon the Application made by the Council & Assembly of North Carolina for a Paper Currency, that I have nothing to add upon that Subject.

The Petition of the Members of the Council to His Majesty, praying an Allowance out of the Quit Rents in Consideration of the various Duties they are obliged to perform, has been communicated to the Board of Trade, and a favorable Report thereupon, from that Board, now lies before the Lords of the Committee of Council, but I do not expect that their Lordships will come to any Determination upon it, until they know the Sentiments of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.

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