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Letter from William Tryon to the Commissioners of Stamps of Great Britain
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
February 03, 1767
Volume 07, Page 436

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[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to The Honorable Commissioners for
managing his Majesty's Stamp Duties.


Brunswick the 3d February 1767

Mr Gray Cooper in his letter dated the 5th May 1766 received the 1st of November last acquainted me he was directed by the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to require me to send to the Commissioners for managing his Majesty's Stamp Duties in Great Britain such stampt paper as remained in my custody or power, I have therefore ordered the Captain of Johnston's fort, to deliver on board the Hazard, Thomas Potts, Master, bound for London, one bale of Stampt papers which was brought into this port by the Diligence Sloop of War from Virginia. The bale was opened during the disturbances to see if it contained any particular instructions for the Distributor of the Stamps, but believe nothing was taken out of it but two Acts of Parliament.

I am &c

Note.—Capt Robert Howe sent the Commissioners under a blank cover, a Bill of Loading of four boxes of Stampt Paper shipt in the Hazard Capt Potts to London, by whom the above letter went.