His Excellency Thos. Burke, Esq., Governor, Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over the said State.
Whereas, a certain Daniel Stringer, of Edgecomb County, who had adhered to the enemies of the United States, obtained my permission, dated the ——— day of ———, &c., to return to his allegiance to this State, and a promise of pardon for treasonable offenses previous to the said date, on condition of his joining any of the armed troops of the said State, and acting as becometh a good citizen and soldier, and producing a certificate thereof from the commanding officer; and
Whereas, the said Daniel Stringer, hath produced a certificate from Col. Henry Hart, the commanding officer of a certain body of armed Troops raised in & for the defence of the said State of the said County of Edgecomb, that he had joined the said armed troops raised in the said County for the defence of the said State, against the enemies thereof; and also of his having, since his return to his allegiance, behaved and demeaned himself as becometh a good citizen and soldier,
Wherefore, and in mercy and compassion to a citizen, who had been seduced from his allegiance to the said State by the artifices of the enemy and his emissaries, and who has, since his return to his allegiance, manifested by his behavior a sincere repentance for his former conduct, and a disposition to become a good and useful citizen; I have, therefore, thought fit, by virtue of the powers and authorities in me vested, to pardon, and I do by these presents,
Given, under my hand and the Great Seal of
the State, the 10th day of April, Anno.
Dom. 1782, and in the sixth year of our