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Letter from William Tryon to Thomas McGuire
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
October 08, 1770
Volume 08, Page 679

Newbern the 8th October 1770.

Thomas McGuire Esqre

Upon opening your letter at my arrival at Newbern last Saturday, it was a matter of much surprize to find you had passed through the Town without waiting my return, in this critical situation of Public Affairs. By the Reports from Mr Henderson, Associate Judge, as well as from the Inhabitants of the Borough of Hillsborough relative to the outrages that have been committed by the Insurgents at the last Superior Court at Hillsborough, I find it expedient to consult His Majesty's Council on the present unhappy exigency of Public Affairs; accordingly notice is given to the Gentlemen of the Council to meet me at Newbern on Tuesday the 16th instant, at which time I am under a necessity of requiring your attendance at the Council Board, as all other Public Business must submit to the consideration of an object of such importance as that so lately transacted at Hillsborough.