To His Excellency Willim Tryon Esqre Captain General, Governor, and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of North Carolina & Ca
The Address of the Corporation of Wilmington.
We his Majesty's most dutifull and Loyal Subjects the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Freeholders of the Borough of Wilmington beg leave to congratulte your Excellency on the Repeal of the American Stamp Act, and on the happy prospect of the union and Harmony thereby established between the Colonies and their Mother Country.
Permit us also to express our most gratefull acknowledgements to the Supreme Legislature of great Britain for their care and attention in Protecting the Inhabitants of his Majesty's extensive American Dominions in the enjoyment of that inestimable blessing Liberty, and at the same time releasing them from a Burthen they were unable to bear.
With hearts full of Gratitude to the best of Kings we assure your Excellency that we shall be ready at all times to defend and protect
To the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, and Freeholders of the Borough of Wilmington.
It is with satisfaction I receive your Congratulations on the Repeal of the Act of Parliament Granting certain Stamp Duties in America.
The grateful acknowledgements you express to the Supreme Legislature of Great Britain for their care and attention to the Liberties of the Inhabitants of His Majesty's American Dominions, and also your affectionate and Inviolable Attachment to His Majesty's Sacred Person, Family and Government, as they are extremely Gratefull to me, I shall with a sensible pleasure transmit those warm sentiments of Respectfull Gratitude and Duty to his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State.
I trust that the Moderation and unparalleled Lenity, so remarkably Manifested by his Majesty and the Parliament to the Colonies, will dipose the Inhabitants of this Province to that chearfull obedience to the Legislative Authority of Great Britain, on which their future Prosperity so much depends. Such a Conduct will prove the strongest Cement for the most firm and happy Union between the Mother Country & her Colonies.
I Profess, Gentlemen, I am at a loss to answer that part of your Address, wherein you Mention Misrepresentations having been made to me of the Conduct of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Wilmington. I declare what Impression I have conceived of them arose from a Behavior, that came immediately under my own Observation.