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Letter from William Tryon to Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
April 10, 1770
Volume 08, Page 194

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[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to Earl Hillsborough

Brunswick 10th April 1770.

I should have been well pleased if his Majestys very tender concern for the injuries of this Province and that of Newbern in particular, received by the storm on the 7th of September last, had been seconded by a beneficence to the town by the legislative body here, as recommended in my speech. But alas for that season, an over heated zeal excluded every principle of generosity from the patriot's bosom.