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This is when in the 1770’s that Loyalists, or Tories, plotted to kill Gov. Richard Caswell and much of the patriotic NC Congress. They were to meet in a gourd patch in Bertie County, NC. The incident is also known as the Llewellyn Conspiracy after one of the men arrested and charged with being in on the plot. Affidavits about the men in the plot can be found in Edenton Court records. Daniel Leggett and John Llewellyn were convicted, but the believed leader, Col. William Brimmage, was sent to Bermuda, as no direct evidence could ever be proven on him.