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Letter from William Tryon to the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
December 03, 1766
Volume 07, Page 266

[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to the Board of Trade

Newbern 3d December 1766

On the 3d of last month the General Assembly of this province met and went upon the dispatch of public business.

In the course of the session the House of Assembly sent a message to the Council to invite them to join in an address to his Majesty on the subject of the late great indulgences granted to the colonies by the King and Parliament, In consequence of this message both Houses waited on me desiring I would convey the said joint Address inclosed to his Majesty. A duplicate of this address I also send to the Earl of Shelburne, recommending it with all humility to his Majesty's most favorable reception.

I prorogued the Assembly yesterday to the 8th of June next after the public business was finished with great harmony and satisfaction; As soon as I can get the Laws that were ratified this Session transcribed with the Journals of the Council and Assembly I shall make up my dispatches as commanded and send them to your Lordships by the first opportunity: when received, I flatter myself this session will appear to his Majesty as beneficial as any ever held in this province.

A Bill is passed for erecting an edifice in Newbern for the use of the Governor for the time being to be built solely under my orders and directions. Another Bill is also passed for erecting a public school at Newbern, (the first in this province) and appropriating a fund for the support thereof, together with many other usefull public Acts.

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