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Letter from William Tryon to Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
August 02, 1771
Volume 08, Page 652

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[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to Earl Hillsborough.

New York, Fort George, the 2nd Aug. 1771.

I have the honor to transmit in this dispatch for his Majesty's further information, plans of the camp and battle of Alamance with their explanations, also copys of all the letters I wrote, and requisitions I made, from the first information I received of the Hillsborough Superior Court of Justice being overturned in September last, to the perfect restoration of peace in the government of North Carolina.

I will only observe, my Lord, that the army pursued their victory no further than a small plantation in the rear of the rebels (noted in the plan) where they had the good fortune to find the two gentlemen who had been taken on a scout the evening before and had been severely whipt by the insurgents. It being then near three o'clock the troops were ordered to retreat; the wounded put into waggons and the whole arrived in their camp at Alamance before sunset.

I am &c.