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Letter from William Tryon to Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
June 13, 1768
Volume 07, Pages 790-791

[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to Earl Hillsborough,

Brunswick 13th June 1768

With the honor of your letter of the 20th of February No 3, I received the duplicate of the Address to his Majesty from the House of Commons of the 27th of March 1766. A copy of which was sent to me by the Lords of Trade; which address in compliance to his Majesty's commands as far as lay in my power I complied with in my letter to their Lordships bearing date 30th January 1767, a duplicate of which I take the liberty herewith to transmit to your Lordship. As no new manufactures have been set up in this colony since that period, or any carried on which came within my enquiries, which were not then taken notice of, I must request your Lordships

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information in what manner I can more fully answer his Majestys instructions on these points or better fulfil the intentions of the House of Commons. It would be a severe and aggravating mortification to me knowingly to subject myself at once to his Majestys displeasure, and the censure of that august assembly.

I am, my Lord, &c