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Proclamation by William Tryon concerning a pardon for rioters
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
June 11, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 617-618

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

A Proclamation.

Whereas I am informed that many Persons who have been concerned in the late Rebellion are desirous of submitting themselves to Government, I do therefore give Notice that every Person who will come in either to mine or General Waddell's Camp, lay down their Arms, take the Oath of Allegiance and promise to pay all Taxes that are now due or may hereafter become due by them respectively and submit to the Laws of this Country shall have His Majestys most Gracious and Free Pardon for all Treasons, Insurrections and Rebellions done or committed on or before the Sixteenth of May last.

Provided they make their submission aforesaid on or before the Tenth of July next; the following Persons are however excepted from the Benefit of this Proclamation Viz, all the Outlaws, the

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Prisoners, all those concerned in blowing up General Waddell's Ammunition in Mecklenburg County, and the under named Persons, to wit, Samuel Jones, Joshua Teague, Samuel Waggoner, Simon Dunn Jr, Abraham Creson, Benjamin Merrill, James Wilkerson Sen., Edward Smith, John Bumpass, Joseph Boring, William Rankin, William Robeson, John Winkler, John Wilcox, Jacob Felker and Thomas Person.

Given under my Hand and the Great Seal of the Province, this eleventh day of June A. Dom. 1771.

(Signed)
Wm. TRYON.
God save the King.