The following is from Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly, Aug 2012, p. 10. It includes several Pitt County names.
Found in the Acts of the North Carolina General Assembly, 1782; Colonial and State Records of North Carolina, by Walter Clark, 1899; Volume 16, Pages 580-581. Contributed by Roger Kammerer
Martinborough, April 1st, 1782.
To His Excellency Thos. BURKE, Esqr., Governor of the State of North Carolina, and the Honourable Gentlemen of the Council:
The Petition of the Inhabitants of Pitt County Humbly Sheweth: That Mr. Job TYSON having taken a Parole from Lord Cornwallis as he was passing through this State and hath not acted an Inimical part against it, so far as to take up Arms, but he being young and apprehensive, that his conduct was sufficient to bring him to severe punishment, left this State and went into South Carolina so that he being ignorant of the Several Proclamations offered to Delinquents could not Avail himself thereof.
And as the sd. Job TYSON had before taken an active part in Defence of this State and freely Turned out as a Volunteer in Defence of this State when the British first Reduced Charlestown and a person intirely young, and we doubting not but if he Should be received again as a Citizen but that he will become a useful member of Society. We, the Subscribers, do hereby recommend & Humbly Petition to your Excellency & Honour to Pardon him, not Doubting in the least but that his Conduct hereafter will prove Sufficient to merit the approbation of all good Citizens.
John HARDEE, J. P.
Saml. STAFFORD, C. L. H.
John SIMPSON, J. P.
Benj. MAY, J. P.
Dr. Rich. WILLIAMS
George MOYE, Jr.
John JOYNER, Jr.