Instructions to the New Bern Jail keeper concerning the imprisonment of Herman Husband
Lloyd, Thomas, ca. 1715-1792
Volume 07, Pages 743-744
[From MS. Records in Office of the Secretary of State.]
Orange County} Ss.
Thomas Lloyd Esquire one of the Justices of our Lord the King, assigned to keep the peace in the said County and also to hear and determine diverse Felonies, Trespasses, and other Misdemeanors in the said County Committed; To the Keeper of the public Gaol of the District of Newbern Greeting, Whereas Harmond Husbands of the aforesaid County was this Day arrested and brought before me charged on Oath of being guilty of Traitorously and feloniously conspiring to stir up an Insurrection among His Majestys Liege Subjects of the County aforesaid and endeavouring by seditious libellous
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and Traitorous practices to withdraw diverse Inhabitants of the said County Subjects of our Lord the King from their natural Obedience to our said Lord the King and excite them to Act in open Rebellion to His Government and Laws: Therefore these are on the behalf of our said Lord the King, to Command You, that immediately you receive the said Harmond Husbands and him safely keep in your said Gaol until that he be thence delivered by the due order of Law.
Given under my Hand and Seal this second Day of May Anno Dom. 1768.