The following is from a 1765 Proclamation provided by James Daniel - Poplar Hill on the Yadkin.
Whereas information on Oath hath made to me in Council That on the seventh day of this Instant May, in the County of Mecklenburg several Rioters to the number of twelve or more, blacked and disguised and armed with Guns and Clubs to the Great Breach and Disturbance of His Majesty's Peace and Government, Did violently, outrageously, and riotously assault and beat John Frohock, Esqr. & others employed by the Honorable Henry Eustace McCulloh in surveying and running out some surveys for persons settled in the lands belonging to George Augustus Selwyn, Esqr.
In order therefore for the discovery of the said Rioters & that they be punished agreeable to Law, I thought fit, by and with the advice and consent of His Majesty's Council, to issue a Proclamation, hereby publishing and Declaring that any Two persons concerned in the said Riot, who shall first appear & make information to His Honour the Lieutenant Governor, or His Majesty's Attorney General, of the names of the several Rioters, that they may be convicted; The said Persons so giving information shall be exonerated and freed from the punishment which the Justice of the Laws of their Country will require to be inflicted on them for the Commission of the said offence.
Given under my hand and the seal of this province at Newbern, May 18TH, ANNO DOMINI 1765
By His Honrs Command
Benjamin Heron, Secretary