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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Petition from inhabitants of Dobbs County concerning taxes
Taylor, Joseph; Et Al.
February 20, 1775
Volume 09, Page 1127

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[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind.: No. Carolina. No. 222.]
The Address of Sundry Inhabitants of the County of Dobbs to Governor Martin.

We your humble petitioners humbly prayeth that you would let us know what our King's Laws is that we may know whether we pay our Taxes to uphold his Crown or to beat it down, for we are certain if the blind lead the blind they will both fall into the ditch, therefore We humbly pray that you would open our eyes aright that we may not be deceived by every voice of cunning crafty Men in different ways concerning the burthen that our Rightful Sovereign King has pleased to put on us, which is said to be more than we can bear, which we hope is nothing but kind for we are willing subjects to his Majesty and we hope shall ever be.

[Signed by Joseph Taylor, Junr, and 18 others.]

February 20th 1775.