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Letter from William Tryon to Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
April 11, 1770
Volume 08, Page 194

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

Brunswick 11th April 1770.

My acknowledgments are in a peculiar manner due to your Lordship for laying so immediately as you did before his Majesty my letter No 39, as well as so early communicating in your dispatch No 30 his Majestys sentiments on the conduct of the last General Assembly of this province with his most gracious permission to me to meet a new Assembly. This dispatch relieved me from those anxious solicitudes which accompany interesting affairs, for though by the advice of the Council I had issued writs in February last for a new election, I should assuredly not have met them without the King's direction.

As the Gentlemen of the Council was attending at the Court of Claims the 9th instant, the very day I received your letter of the 16th January (No 30) I was pleased with the opportunity it offered to signify to the Council his Majestys royal pleasure that I should consult with them at what time it would be most convenient to meet the General Assembly, when it was advised that the 30th of November next would be the proper time as appears by the Minutes of the Council.

I shall be attentive to observe your Lordships direction at the opening of the Assembly.