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Writ of election for Onslow County
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820; Tryon, William, 1729-1788
May 18, 1769
Volume 08, Page 40

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[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

North Carolina—Ss.

George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith &c. To the —— Sheriff of Onslow —— County.

We Command You to Summon and warn the Freeholders within our County —— of Onslow —— to meet at the Court House in the said County —— on the eighteenth Day of July next, then and there to choose and Elect Two —— Representatives duly qualified to sit and Vote in the General Assembly of our said Province, to be held at New Bern, on the nineteenth Day of October next —— then and there to consult on the weighty and Arduous Affairs of Government. Herein you are not to fail; and have you then and there this Writ, with your doings thereupon. Witness our Trusty and well-beloved William Tryon Esquire, our Captain General and Governor and Commander in Chief, in and over our said Province, at Wilmington the eighteenth —— Day of May, in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, Anno Domini 1769.

By His Excellency's Command
Benja Heron Sec.

Onslow County.

Pursuant to this writt I did warn the Freeholders of Onslow and they mett on the day at the Court House & Voted according to Law—and on closing the Poll, Will Cray and Richd Ward were duly Elected—July 18th 1769.