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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Petition from William Armfield et al. concerning the pardon of James Hunter
Armfield, William; Et Al.
Volume 09, Pages 85-86

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 Majestys honourable Council Greeting—

May it Please your Excellency and your honers

We the Subscribers whose names are hereunto annexed Persons in no wise Conserned in the Late unhapey Disturbance occasioned in the Province By a Sett of People Called Regulators Begs Leave to Recommend or Represent to your Excellency and your honers one James hunter one of the unhapey as well as unfortunat Persons now outlawed as we understand for the Lat Riot Comited at hillsborouh as a Person we are well acquanted with Some of us from his youth up and others for this Severall 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 until he was unhapely Deluded by some means or other To Tack Part in a matter he Did not Know the Consequence of But we your Petitioners from these Reasons and on account of a wife and five Small Children all who Depend on him for a Support Do in the most humble manner Petition your Excellency To Take the Same into your wise Consideration and grant this unhapey man Such Repref as your Excellency in your Wisdom Shall Seem meet

And your Petitioners as in Duty Bound Shall Ever Pray

William Armfield
Isaac Armfield Junior
William Drapar
John Ellot
John Stuart
James Calhoon
William Thomas
Jonas Touchstone
John Blear
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James Coots
Wm Armfield Junior
James Wilson
Joel Cloud
Isaac Ewards
Patrick Hays
Francis McNary
William White
Jno Talbot
David Smith
Thomas Knight
James Buchanan
George Finley
Thomas Willson
Ralph Gorrell
Levi Penington
Jeremiah Suthfen
Joseph Kennedy
John Alexander
Hugh Blair