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Message from the North Carolina General Assembly to William Tryon
North Carolina. General Assembly
January 1768
Volume 07, Page 683

Address of a Committee of both Houses of Assembly of North Carolina to Govr Tryon.

May it please your Excellency,

As a Committee of both Houses of Assembly, we request the favour of your Excellency, to forward our Petition, and the Resolves herewith delivered, in order to the same being presented to His Majesty for the royal license for emitting of currency.

We also beg leave to request of your Excelly that you will be pleased more particularly to state the distress of this Colony, partly occasioned by counterfeit money, and for want of a sufficiency of good paper currency or other medium of Trade amongst us.

And we hope from His Majesty's paternal care of His Subjects, that he will be graciously pleased to grant our request, in which case your Excellency will please to order from England copper plates, presses and all materials for the stamping of such currency; and for defraying the expence thereof, to grant a warrant to the Treasurers or either of them for payment thereof.

MAURICE MOORE
JOHN RUTHERFORD
CORN. HARNETT
LEWIS DeROSSETT
ROBt HOWE.