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I send you inclosed a Petition of Cap: John Dalrymple Commander of Fort Johnston in North Carolina complaining of having been put under Arrest by Governor Dobbs and being still a close Prisoner in North Carolina under pretence of his having gone to England without His, the Governor's leave tho' he had obtained that of the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in North America, I am therefore to desire that you will be pleased to make the necessary enquiry into the state of this matter and in case it shall appear to you that Capt Dalrymple's conduct has not been irregular you will take any measures you shall judge proper to obtain all due redress for him, and you will let me know for His Majesty's Information what you shall have done in this matter.

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