PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.
Whereas, official information has been received by me that several aggravated offenses of incendiarism have recently been committed in the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina; And Whereas, it appears that the party or parties committing said offenses are unknown,
Now, Therefore, I, THOMAS M. HOLT, Governor of the State of North Carolina, by virtue of authority in me vested by law, do issue this my PROCLAMATION, offering a reward of TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS to the person or persons who shall secure the arrest, delivery and conviction of the person or persons who burned the property of J. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE, and TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS reward for the arrest, delivery and conviction of the person or persons who burned the property of J. BRYAN GRIMES, and TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS reward for the arrest, delivery and conviction of the person or persons who burned the property of Mrs. JOS. H. SAUNDERS. These criminals must be delivered the Sheriff of Pitt County, at the Court-house in Greenville, and I do enjoin all officers of the State and all good citizens to assist in bringing said unknown criminal or criminals to justice.
By the Governor: S. F. TELFAIR, Private Secretary.
Done in the City of Raleigh, this 24th day of October, 1891, and in the one hundred and sixteenth year of our American Independence.
THOS. M. HOLT, Governor.