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Letter from William Tryon to Robert Boyd
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
June 07, 1765
Volume 07, Pages 90-91

[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to Colonel Boyde

Brunswick 7 June 1765

I shall give you a commission which I trust to your friendship and address will be executed properly. It is to deliver my enclosed

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letter to the Secretary at War but before you see him enquire of Sir Jeffery Amherst the character of Capt Dalrymple, as I am told he is well acquainted with his military genius and how far he was the best Adjutant in the Army. The enclosed letters I received yesterday from Mr Dalrymple, if you think they should be laid before the Secretary at War, I have not the least objection; it seems indeed a justice that they should. If a Commission be obtained for Mr Robert Howe, Messrs. Drummond upon your application will pay the fees of the commission and inclose it to me. I assure you that notwithstanding the military genius of my friend, I stand in need of a person who can with spirit support in the Assembly, the measures of the Crown, and he seems well inclined to give his aid, consistent with the interest of his constituents. I expect Mr Dalrymple every day will arrive and demand of me the possession of Fort Johnston. If he produces his Majesty's commission, I shall admit him to take charge of the Fort, and at the same time acquaint him I have wrote home to get another officer appointed to the Fort as Commander

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