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Letter from Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire to William Tryon
Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793
February 11, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 498-499

[B. P. R. O. America & West Indies. Vol. 218.]
Letter from Earl Hillsborough to Governor Tryon,

Whitehall Feb 11th 1771.

Your Letters No. 57 and 58 have been received and laid before the King, and it has given His Majesty great Concern to find that the Peace of Government had been again disturbed and the Execution of the Laws obstructed by Violences of the most dangerous Nature. It is hoped however that the same Zeal & Spirit in His Majesty's well-disposed Subjects in North Carolina, which had the effect to put a Stop to the like Riots on a former Occasion, will be again exerted on the present Emergency and will have the same Success, and that the Assembly will cheerfully concur in such Measures as you shall have recommended for the support of Government against these lawless and Savage Disturbers of the public Tranquility and for bringing the Ringleaders to Justice.

I have the Pleasure to acquaint you, that I have by the New York Packet transmitted to Lord Dunmore His Majesty's Commission under the Great Seal, appointing you Governor of the Province of New York, together with His Majesty's Instructions for your Guidance in the Administration of that Government. It is therefore His Majesty's Pleasure, that you do lose no time in repairing to that Province, where I doubt not you will meet with that

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favorable Reception, to which you are so justly intitled by your Character and Conduct.

I am Sir &ca