Orange County, Governor Josiah Martin
“The Humble Petition of the inhabitance [sic] of the north part of Orange County Humble Sheweth…” “That whereas by the large Extent of Said County it renders it very Burdensom [sic] to Attend General Musters & Courts….”
Among the signers: John Boling, Wm. Bridges, Sr., Wm. Bridges, Jr., John Byas, Robert Byas, William Byas, Joseph Logan.
Source: The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Volume IX — 1771-1775, William L. Saunders, Secretary of State, Raleigh, North Carolina