Petition from inhabitants of Campbellton concerning the charter for the town
Lyon, Richard; Maclaine, Archibald, 1728-1790; Et Al.
Volume 09, Pages 270-271
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
To all People to whom these Presents shall come We the Inhabitants and Freeholders of the Town and Liberties of Campbelton in the Province of North Carolina, whose Names are hereunto subscribed and our Seals affixed send Greeting
Whereas his present Majesty by his Letters Patent under the
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great seal of North Carolina hereunto annexed did grant unto us among other Privileges and Immunities that of sending a Representative to sit and vote in the General Assembly of the said Province: And Whereas many persons altogether destitute of Property or any permanent Residence in the said Town or Liberties and even not intituled to the denomination of House-keepers do presume under the words of the said Letters patent to vote for a member to represent the said Town in the General Assembly to the great Injury of Us whose properties are hereby rendered insecure and unprotected: In consideration whereof and in hopes that his Majesty will be graciously pleased to grant us another Charter better adapted to our present Circumstances and agreeable to the Petition lately presented by us to his Excellency Josiah Martin Esquire Governor and Commander in Chief of the said Province We have hereby surrendered and yielded up and by these Presents do surrender and Yield up unto his Majesty his Heirs and Successors for ever the said Charter or Letters patent above mentioned and all the Rights Privileges and Immunities therein Granted.
In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our Hands & Seals the 13th Day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy two
HEPBURN NELSON & CO
ALEXr MAC ARTHUR