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Circular warrant from William Tryon to North Carolina militia officers concerning assistance to Edmund Fanning in Orange County
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
April 27, 1768
Volume 07, Pages 718-719


North Carolina

By His Excellency William Tryon Esquire His Majestys Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over the said Province

Whereas there are several riotous and tumultuous Assemblies Confederating in the County of Orange to the Disturbance of His Majesty's Peace and in open and daring Violation of the just Measures of Government, I have therefore thought fit by and with the advice and Consent of His Majestys Council to Issue this my Warrant, hereby strictly

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Commanding you to hold your Regiment in readiness to march such a Number of your Men, with proper Officers, as shall be required by Colonel Edmund Fanning or the Commanding Officer of the Orange Regiment to suppress in the most effectual manner any Injuries that may be offered by the Riotous and Injurious Assemblies, and such Officers and Soldiers are hereby required and Commanded to obey all such Orders as they shall receive from the Commander of the Regiment of Orange who I have impowered to make such requisitions as He shall think necessary for the effectual suppressing the said Riottors.

Given under my Hand & Seal at Arms at Wilmington the twenty seventh Day of April 1768.

By his Excellencys Command.
BENn HERON Sec.
To Colonel—of Commanding Officer of—Regt of Militia