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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Petition from William Armfield et al. concerning the pardon of Matthew Hamilton
Armfield, William; Et Al.
Volume 09, Pages 84-85

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

To his Excellency Josiah Martin Esquire Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of North Carolina &c and the honourable Gentlemen of his majesty's honourable Counsel greeting

May it Please your Excellence and your honners

We the subscribers whose names are hearunto annexed Persons in no wise Conserned in the Late unhapay Disturbence occasined in this Provvence By a set of People Called Regulators Begs Leave to Recommend or Represent to your Excellence and your honners one Matthew Hamilton one of the unhappy as well as unfortuned Persons now outlawed as we understand for the Late Riot Commited at hillsbourer as a Person we are well acquaint with some of us from youth up and others for this severel years Past as a Person who has Ever Been Esteemed as a very industrious and honest man and a man very much Respected by all who knew him untill he was unhaply deluded By some meanes or others to take Part in a matter he Didd not know the Consequence of But we your Petitioners from this Reason and on account of him in Most humble

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manner Petition your Excellency to take the same in to your Wise Consideration and Grant this unhappy Man such Releaf as your Excellency in your wisdom shall seem meet.

And your Petitioners as in Duty Bound shall ever Pray

William Armfield
William Armfield Junr
Isaac Armfield Junr
John Elliot
David Smith
Hugh Blain
John Blear
Jeremiah Fillihan
Frank Edwards
Timothy Morphy
Patrick Hays
John Stuart
Thomas Knight
William Thomas
Thomas Willson
Joseph Kennedy
Jeffrey Beck
James Coots
Isaiah McNary
James Calhoon
James Buchanan
Jonas Touchstone
Levi Penington
John Alexander