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Letter from William Tryon to Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
June 08, 1770
Volume 08, Page 211

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

Newbern the 8th June 1770.

By the receipt of your Lordship's correspondence numbered 31, I am informed my dispatches No. 40, 41, 42 & 43, have had the honor of having been read before the King.

It gives me concern to find your Lordship express your apprehensions that what was recommended by the Board of Trade, in respect to the allowance I proposed to be made to the members of the Council, may have met with some difficulty at the Treasury Board. Your Lordship may rest satisfied that every hoor his Majesty confers, and every support and encouragement the Sovereign gives, to the members of his Council of this Colony, will strengthen the bond of civil society, and the good order of Government; reasons perhaps not less important than the arguments set forth in the Councils memorial to his Majesty for his royal consideration of the peculiar difficulties of their situation. As I remain under conviction that there is both reason and justice in this proposition, I hope I may congratulate the gentlemen of the Council on your Lordships assistance, the Treasury Boards approbation, and his Majesty's most gracious concurrence to this business.