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Letter from William Tryon to John Stuart
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
April 09, 1766
Volume 07, Pages 196-197

[B. P. R. O. America & W. Indies. Vol. 269.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to Mr Stewart

North Carolina Brunswick April 9th 1766

I am to acknowledge the favour of your letter of the 5th of February, together with the result of a meeting held at Fort Prince George the 20th October 1765.

It was not in my power to send Commissioners to join Mr Cameron in running the Line relative to this Province described in the Indian Agreement. I have received no instructions from home for running any Line from South to North Westward of this Province;

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and as this Colony has not provided a fund to answer the contingent services of Government in general, I could not take such a step without an Order from His Majesty, or the consent of the Legislature here.

No complaints have been brought to me, since my administration, of encroachments made by any Inhabitant of this Province on the Cherokees Tract of Land surveyed by Mr Wylie, agreeable to the orders he received from the several Governors assembled at the Congress held at Augusta 1763.

In virtue of some instructions I brought from England I sent home my sentiments of what I conceived would be a proper final boundary Line between North & South Carolina.

If I could hope at any time to have the pleasure of your company at Brunswick, which would give me great satisfaction, I should be glad to converse with you on the above subject.

It is as much my inclination as I esteem it my duty, to co-operate with you in every measure, that will tend to the Establishment of a solid peace between His Majesty's Subjects and the Indians.

Accept my thanks for your compliment of congratulation and good wishes, and

believe me to be, &c