To His Excellency William Tryon Esqre Captain General Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of North Carolina with his Majesties Honorable Council and General Assembly now sitting.
Whereas we your Humble Petitioners the Inhabitants of Orange County for the great confidence reposed in you and Being well convinced by many striking proofs especially by the Act of the last General Assembly that your Grand Design and Chief motive is to promote the Tranquility and secure the Interest and property of the whole Community and that your Chief aim is not to promote private but Publick good.
We your Humble Petitioners are therefore emboldened to set forth to your considerations by way of Petition our Humble Desires touching the passing a law whereby every single Justice of the peace may be Impowered to Grant a warrant and give Judgment for the sum of Five pounds Proclamation Money of this Province with Stay of Execution for three months, the Defendant giving Sufficient Security
By virtue of such a Law we humbly conceive that each creditor may as effectually obtain his Right and with much less trouble and cost to himself and Debtor than by Law as now Established and forasmuch as a multiplicity of Business will Consequently lie before
And now in Humble Confidence we Rest satisfied knowing that whatsoever appears to you to make most for the Publick good will be done and we your Humble Petitioners as in Duty Bound will ever Pray