Petition from inhabitants of Orange County concerning the pardon of John Fruit
Johnston, Charles; Et Al.
Volume 09, Pages 93-95
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
To his Excellency Josiah Martin his Majestys Captain General, Governor, Commander in Chief in and over the Province of North Carolina
The petition of Sundry of the Inhabitants of Orange County Humbly Sheweth.
That whereas John Fruit one of the out Lawed Regulators, hath ever since he came to years of Maturity behaved himself as a useful member of Society and in all things becoming a subject of great Britain, until he unfortunately fell in with that most Extraordinary set of Enthusiastick people Called Regulators; we also further humbly shew that the said John Fruit hath a wife and sundry small Children who are in the utmost Distress, for want of that Comfort and Support which he as a Father and Husband ought to supply them with and as he sheweth such great signs of Penitence for the past follies of his life promising ever obedience to the Laws of this province as becomes a Subject of great Britain, we are in Charity bound to hope that he, if Pardoned would again become a good subject and useful member of Society, and therefore Humbly pray that your Excellency would Extend to him his Majestys
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most gracious pardon and we your Humble petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray
Philip Jackson Junr
Alexr Mebane Junr
Arch Mc Allister
John Pugh (Hawfields)
Daniel Rees Jun
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