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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Petition by the Regulators concerning legal redress for grievances
Regulators of North Carolina
Volume 07, Pages 812-813

Address from the Insurgents when assembled at Hillsborough

To His Excellency

The humble Address of the Inhabitants of several Counties called Regulators.

To His Excellency Wm Tryon Esqre Governor & Commander in Chief over the Province of North Carolina.

Whereas thro' the exactions & extortions of several Officers of Orange, we have involved ourselves in many difficulties and by means of reports, falsely spread the contention has arose to a great extremity & being desirous to submit ourselves to the clemency of your Excellency, and to lay aside all method of redress of our grievances, but by a due course of Law and beg that your Excellency

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will forgive all our past offences by your gracious Proclamation, that peace and tranquility may be restored again, to all the Inhabitants of this Province, and confiding in your assistance and favour to execute the Laws against said exactions and extortions and conclude

Your dutiful Petitioners,
Signed in behalf of the said Counties
Wm Moffitt
Peter Julian
Lewis Lowry
Chrisr Nation
Saml Low
John Marchill
Wm Butler
Harmon Cox
Joshua Teague
Jn Stringer
John Pyle
Thos Swearinger
Wm Strongfellow
Wm Paine
Nathl Ashley
Jas Billingley
Chas Saxon
Wm Barton
Solon Gross
Jas Younger
Mincher Litten
Samuel Ray