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Letter from William Tryon to Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
July 03, 1769
Volume 08, Pages 53-54

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

Williamsburg [Va.] the 3rd July 1769.

Since I had the honor to transmit to your Lordship a scheme for the better collection of his Majestys Quit Rents in North Carolina, Mr Strudwick one of the Council of that province has forwarded me his letter of offers to farm the above Quit Rents for the term of seven years, which letter I have herewith the honor to inclose your Lordship. As Mr Strudwick has obtained my leave of absence from the province for one year to attend his private affairs in England your Lordship may be better informed of his plan when he does himself the honor to wait on you.

I am at present with Lord Botetourt on a short visit, as well for the reestablishment of my health as to pay my respects to his Lordship. I have been inquisitive here concerning the mode practiced in this colony for collecting the Quit Rents in order to amend if in my power the plan I have sent to your Lordship in No 31.

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I purpose to return to Carolina the latter end of this month and to meet the General Assembly the 19th of October next the writs for which are now out, and the elections are to be made the 18th instant agreeable to a determination in Council, the Minutes of which I had the honor to forward to your Lordship before I left Brunswick