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Letter from William Tryon to John Ashe
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
February 21, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 692-693


Newbern 21st February 1771.

Colonel John Ashe.

I send you enclosed a copy of Colonel Caswell's letter to me received this evening about two hours after Mr Young left Town. As Husbands seems to have influenced his Mob to return to their Settlements, it is not probable that any further attempt will be

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made by them to visit Newbern before the Riot Law compels the Ringleaders to come and take their Tryals, when the Insurgents may perhaps escort the accused with an expectation of skreening them from the justice due to their crimes.

I expect to hear more particulars of their conduct when the evidences come from the back Country the end of this week to prosecute the persons concerned in the Riots at Hillsborough. If anything of consequence you shall be informed.