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Letter from William Tryon to Thomas Villiers, Earl of Clarendon
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
December 08, 1764
Volume 06, Page 1060

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[From Governor Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to Lord Hyde

Wilmington 8th December 1764

The inclosed is what I really wish may be carried speedily into execution. I will use my best endeavours (if the Governor ever gives me an opportunity to exercise my talent for administration) to persuade the province to allow small salaries for to establish Inns on the post road at convenient distances; accommodations much wanted in this province. As I have not interfered with any public business since my arrival here, I did not know with what propriety, I could address the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations relative to the communications I hope will be opened to this Province both by Post and packet. However if you think it expedient the inclosed may be shewn to Lord Hillsborough, and the real apology given for not troubling his Lordship and the Board with a letter on these subjects at present. The Packet I esteem the Elder Sister, it is a great comfort to have, an honest and safe conveyance of one's letters home. The complaint among the gentlemen here, is that half the letters that are delivered in this river come opened, vice versa, I must beg leave to solicit your Lordships attention to these objects, which would tend both to civilize and give credit to this Province, as well as be beneficial to His Majestys affairs here.

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