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Letter from William Tryon to Maurice Moore
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
February 27, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 694-695


Newbern 27th Febry 1771.

Maurice Moore Esquire.

Mr Edwards having communicated to me the contents of your letter of the 22d instant signifying your desire of being present at the Court of Oyer and Terminer when the Insurgents are to be tryed, I am to acquaint you that I have appointed Monday the eleventh of next month for holding another Court of Oyer and Terminer that already held being over and Mr Edwards sets off to morrow morning to the Back Country to procure Witnesses who are to attend at that time to support the charges against these people when it will be highly necessary for you to give your attendance as Mr Henderson I apprehend is too ill to come to Newbern.

I this morning informed Mr Howard that I conceived his Majesty's service required and the Dignity of Government demanded that himself the two Associates and the Attorney General should all attend in person the next Hillsborough Superior Court on the 22nd

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next month, I therefore give you this notice that you may not fail to attend that Court, being determined on my part the short time I shall continue in the Country to show no further Lenity to a People who have been so very regardless of the Clemency extended to them for former offences.