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Proclamation by William Tryon concerning a pardon for rioters
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
May 21, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 610-611

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

A Proclamation.

Whereas the time limited in my Proclamation of the 17th Inst. for those to surrender themselves and deliver up their arms who have

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stood out in rebellion is now expired, and whereas I am informed that many persons living at a great distance from camp who were concerned in the rebellion and are desirous of making their submission have not had timely notice of that act of Grace, I do therefore by and with the advice and consent of His Majesty's Council hereby extend the time limited in the aforesaid Proclamation to the 24th Instant, Inclusive and allow a pardon to all those who comply with the terms thereof on or before the 24th Inst. above mentioned, the prisoners and outlaws excepted.

Given under my Hand and the Great Seal of the said Province this 21st day of May A. Dom. 1771.

God save the King.