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Letter from William Tryon to William Petty, Marquis of Lansdowne
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
April 30, 1768
Volume 07, Pages 737-738

[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Shelburne,

Brunswick 30th April 1768.

The honor of your letter No 7 of the 14th of November last afforded me inexpressible joy, in the testimonies it gave me of the King's

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entire approbation of my conduct, and that the state and polity of this province met with his Majesty's gracious acceptance, I humbly beg your Lordship to assure his Majesty I feel the most grateful and dutiful acknowledgment for this instance of his goodness towards me. Secure of my sovereigns good will I shall march on with spirit and cheerfulness in the discharge of the duties he has entrusted me with, being fully satisfied as long as I am blessed with his royal sanction and approbation, my pursuits will be directed to the noblest purposes of life, in the service of my king and country.

Mr. Rutherford and the other Commissioners who settled the boundary line with the indians, have expressed the highest sense of duty and obligation to his Majesty for the honor of his approbation of their conduct on that service. I shall use every means in my power to prevent any encroachments being made on the indian lands by the inhabitants of this province, should any be attempted. Since the running of the partition line I have not heard the least complaint on either side.

I am, &ca.