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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from William Tryon to Richard Henderson
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
October 07, 1770
Volume 08, Page 678

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Newbern the 7th October 1770.

Richard Henderson Esquire.

On my arrival at the Palace yesterday I received your letter of the 29th last month. The detail you give therein of the conduct and behaviour of those who stile themselves Regulators at the last Superior Court at Hillsborough is not less the subject of concern to me, than alarm to the security and wellbeing of the Civil rights of the Inhabitants of this Province.

I shall not here trouble you with my sentiments and abhorence of such daring insults, having given Orders for a summons to issue immediately for the meeting of His Majesty's Council at Newbern when I shall lay before that Board your letter and consult on the properest measures to be taken on this case before the meeting of the General Assembly.

I much approve of the determination you took to break up the Court, as a continuance of it would only have given an opportunity to the enraged Mob of renewing their indignities and injuries both to the Court and its Officers.