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Warrant to Benjamin Fordham concerning the charge of contempt against Tyree Harris
North Carolina. General Assembly
February 03, 1773
Volume 09, Page 372

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
North Carolina—Ss.

In the Assembly.
Wednesday 3d February 1773.

Whereas Tyree Harris late Sheriff of Orange County hath been Guilty of a Breach of the Priviledges of this House by Charging the Assembly with Wronging him of One hundred pounds and saying he desired to know how the Members would share it.

These are therefore to Authorize Impower and Command you to take the said Tyree Harris into your Custody and him safely keep untill you bring him before this House to Answer the above Contempt. And for your so doing this shall be your Sufficient Warrant.

Given under my hand at Newbern the 3d day of February aforesd 1773.

To Mr Benjamin Fordham Sergeant at Arms, to Execute and Return.

In Obedience to the within Warrant to me directed I have made dilligent Serch for the within Named Tyree Harris, who is Not to be found by

BENJa FORDHAM Sergt at Arms.

4 Feby 1773.