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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Order Book for William Tryon's regiment in the military campaign against the Regulators
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
May 01, 1771 - June 20, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 659-676

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[B. P. R. O. America & West Indies, Vol. 218.]

Orders Given out by His Excellency Governor Tryon to the Provincials of North Carolina Raised to march against the Insurgents.
Johnston County Camp at Col: Wm Bryans,

Wednesday 1st May 1771.
Parole—King George.

Staff Officers appointed for the service.

General Waddell Commander in Chief under His Excellency the Governor.

Honble Lewis de Rosset Adjutant General, Coll Robert Howe Quarter Master General, Isaac Edwards and William Palmer Esquires Aid de Camps to the Governor.

Captain Sauther Superintendant of the Park of Artillery and Military Stores and director of the Baggage Waggons.

Lieutenant Campbell Assistant Adjt General, Thomas Haslin and Thomas Cobham Esquires Surgeons to the Army.

Reverend Mr McCarty Chaplain to the Army, Richard Blackledge and Thomas Hart Esqres Commissaries for Provisions.

Alexander Lillington Esquire Assistant Quarter Master General.

Thomas Clark Provost Marshall General.

The honble John Rutherford Esqre Judge Advocate.

—— Matheson Surgeon's Mate to the Army.

Orders for the due Observation of good discipline and preventing disorders on the March and in the Camp.

1. Upon a march no Officer or soldier to quit his Platoon or Division, farther than necessary occasions may require.

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2. Nobody to march with the Quarter Master General but the Camp Colour men and the guard ordered for his Escort.

3. The Quarter Master General to mark the front line and distance for each Regiment to encamp on, and to leave the Camp Colour men on the ground till the Regiments come up.

4. The Quarter Master General to allow sufficient spaces for the front of the encampment of each Company, five paces between each Company and an interval nearly equal to the front of a Batallion between each Regiment.

5. The Army to encamp in two lines, Regiments of the second line to be opposite the intervals of the first line as near as the Ground will permit, the distance between the Lines two hundred yards.

6. A Quarter Master from each line to march their Camp Colour men in order, as all other Detachments do when the Army marches.

7. The Quarter Masters constantly to meet their Regiments when they come near their Camp to conduct them to their ground.

8. An Officer and Pioneers with their Arms to march at the head of each column.

9. A Cart with tools to march with the Artillery for the use of the Pioneers.

10. The advance guard to march at the distance of a quarter of a mile in the front of the Army.

11. On a march every Corps to detach Parties on their Flanks to prevent surprize and on the front and rear when on Detachment.

Camp Duties & Regulations.

12. No Officer or soldier to go beyond the limits of the Camp which is within the distance of the Grand Guard.

13. An Officer of each Company is to call over the roll of his Company morning & evening and report to the commanding Officer of the Regiments all such as shall be absent, who will make the same report of his Regiment every morning at Head Quarters at Orderly time.

14. Orderly time eleven o'clock when the Army does not march, and when the Army marches as soon as the men come to Camp.

15. When any Corps encamps upon a highway or road, they are to leave an opening for carriages to pass.

16. Reinforcements of Grand Guard and outposts are to join their several Regiments at beating the General.

17. Reveillie not to beat the day the Army marches.

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18. The guards to be relieved at 8 o'clock every morning excepting the Army marches before that hour, when they will be relieved as soon as the men arrive at their new Camp.

19. The ordinary guards for the Camp are the Guard on Commander in Chief, Advance Guard, Rear Guard, Grand Guard and Provost Guard.

20. The Advance Guard to post Centries and small Detachments at all the Avenues leading to Camp.

21. The Advance and Rear Guard will be reinforced occasionally.

22.The Grand Guard to remain about three hundred yards in front of the Camp and to place a small Detachment between them and the Advance Guard, and Centries on their right and left as wide as the Flanks of the respective lines.

23. Each line to furnish a Grand Guard, those of the first line posted in front, and those of the second line in rear.

24. Communications to be made between the two lines and intervals of Regiments.

25. The several Regiments to send to the Superintendant of the Military Stores for tools to make communication and openings and the Quarter Masters to give receipts for the number they take. If any are lost they are to pay for them.

26. Officers of Companies to inspect the men's Arms and Ammunition every morning and see the Arms are loaded and in good order, provided with good flints, and that the men have washed and combed their hair, and to caution frequently the soldiers not to waste their ammunition.

27. When Pieces cannot be drawn an Officer to assemble the men they belong to, and see them fired together in a safe place.

28. The Surgeons of each Division to visit their sick twice a day, and make report at Head Quarters every morning at Orderly time, or on the day of March, as soon as the men come in camp.

29. The Surgeons to keep a book and enter each man that comes under his care, viz: the man's name, the Company he belongs to, the day he comes under his hands, and the day he discharges him.

30. Any soldier who shall have committed any disorder in plundering any house or other places, to be punished according to the nature of the offence.

31. All persons are strictly forbid to injure the persons or property of any Inhabitants whatever, or to molest them or their families;

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those who regardless of these orders shall do any mischief to the property or persons of any Setler or others will be severely punished.

32. No Company to load without Orders from the Colonel of the Regiment unless on Detachment.

33. The Advance Guard only to be loaded unless ordered.

34. All Commission or non Commission Officers commanding Guard or Detachmts are answerable for everything put under their charge, as well as for the executive part of their Orders, and also for the conduct of their men.

35. All Officers are expected to lye in Camp.

36. All Orders relating to the men to be read constantly to them by an Officer of each Company.

37. No Officer, Private man, Officers' servants or others belonging to Camp to go a shooting without leave obtained from the Governor, the Provost will take up all disobeying this Order.

38. The Provost General shall take up and confine all such persons as shall be found without the limits of the Camp, and send them prisoners to the Regiment to which they belong, to be tried by a Court Martial for disobedience of Orders.

39. All men confined for crimes cognizable by regimental Court Martial to be tried within twenty four hours after their confinement, the commanding Officer to take care that this Order be complied with.

40. A Captain and four subalterns form a regimental Court Martial; the sentence to be determined by majority of voices beginning with the youngest.

41. The sentence of a regimental Court Martial not to be put in execution until approved by the Commander in Chief.

42. Court Martials to be held at the Head of the Colours, and the punishments adjudged, as soon as approved by the Commander in Chief to be immediately inflicted.

43. No soldier to be suffered to game, any transgressing this Order to be confined twelve hours for the first offence, and for the second be tried by a Court Martial.

44. All returns required to be made to Head Quarters to be signed by the Commanding Officer of the Regiment or Corps.

45. Men to be exercised whenever opportunity offers.

46. Commanding Officers to be answerable that all butchers bury garbage, cleanliness in camp is in every respect recommended as being essential to the preservation of the mens health.

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47. Prayers and sermons to be performed every Sunday at eleven o'clock and evening Prayers at five o'clock. The first Sunday the first Line to be paraded without Arms at half past ten o'clock and march at Drum beating to attend divine service at 11 o'clock and the second to parade in the same manner at half past four o'clock, and march at five in the evening. The second Sunday the second Line will attend morning and the first evening service, and so alternately.

48. When Provisions are to be delivered out, a man of a Mess with a Serjeant to each Company, under an Officer of each Regiment, to march to the Commissary (who is to see the same delivered regularly) and after receiving the number of Rations for the effective men of the Regiment, the Officer will march them in Order back to Camp.

49. The Quarter Masters of Regiments will attend the delivery of Provisions to their respective Corps, and give receipts to the Commissary for the number of Rations, specifying in the receipt the number of each company.

50. Perches to be made at every new Camp to rest the Arms on.

51. No soldier on pain of severe punishment to take his firelock from the Perches after retreat, or during night, nor in the day (even to clean it) unless by leave of an Officer or Serjeant.

52. Any soldiers that fire their pieces in Camp to be confined to the Quarter Guard twelve hours, and if fired in the night to be tried by a Court Martial.

53. Any person that gives a false alarum especially in the night by fireing a gun or otherwise to be punished by sentence of a Court Martial.

54. In all dutys with or without Arms, the tour of duty shall be from the eldest downwards.

55. Of duty of honour the

1st Is the Guard on the Commander in Chief.

2. Detachments of the Army or Outposts.

3. On General Officers.

4. The Ordinary Guards in Camp.

5. The Piquets.

6. General Court Martials.

7. Regimental Court Martials.

8. Duty without Arms or fatigue.

56. If an Officer is on any Camp duty, and his Company has

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Orders to march, he is to be relieved by another Officer from that duty and to march with his men.

57. No Adjutant to be detached but with his Regiment or Corps.

58. All immediate Detachments that are ordered, to be taken from the Piquets, and replaced forthwith.

59. All Detachments to be marched from the General parade.

60. The General Parade is one hundred yards in the front of the Centre of the first line.

61. All Officers upon the advance Guard Grand Guard or Detachment that have Centries out are to give orders to stop all passengers or Travellers at Night and detain them till the Commanding Officer of the said Guard or Detachments have examined them.

62. The Grand and all Guards and Detachments out of Camp during the Night to Patrole and take up all Strolers and carry them if Soldiers to their Regiment if others to the Provost.

63. Commanding Officers of Corps are to examine all Straglers and suspected persons and those who cannot give a good account of themselves to be confined and Report thereof made to the Head Quarters.

64. All Officers commanding out Posts upon their Return to Camp to make their Report immediately to the Commander in Chief or leave it in writing to the Adjutant General at Head Quarters.

65. A Detachment of the Piquet to patrole in the Front and rear of each line from 9 o'clock at Night till Day Break and to take up all Strolers.

66. The Commanding Officer of each Regiment or Corps to inspect the Men that go on out Posts or Parties and see that their Arms and Ammunition are in good order and that they are supplied with the Provisions ordered.

67. The Colonel of the Piquet to go the rounds of both the Lines and the Field Officers of the Piquets to go the rounds each taking one line.

68. The Field Officers of the Piquet to report to the Colonel of the Piquets and the Colonel to the Commander in Chief.

69. The Officers to be at the Head of their Companies as soon as the Assembly has done beating and to remain with them till ordered to march.

70. Adjutants of Regiments and Clerks of independent companies to attend every day at Head Quarters at Orderly time for orders.

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71. All Centries to be alert and not sit down nor quit their Posts or suffer another to take their post till relieved.

72. When the Piquets are ordered to lye out the men to have their pieces loaded before it is dark.

73. Officers of all out Guards or Posts to send notice by a Man of their Party to the Adjutant General where they are as soon as they arrive at their Head Quarters or Posts—N. B. This includes only Detachments sent to a great distance from Camp.

74. The Quarter Master General wherever he is ordered forward to take a new Camp to have a Company with its Officers to escort him which is to be under his orders—The Eldest Regiment will furnish first for this duty and so in progression to the youngest.

75. Necessary Houses to be built for each Regiment The Quarter Master General will fix on proper places and direct the manner of making them and the Quarter Masters of each Regiment are to employ the Camp Colour Men to instruct them.

76. The day the Army marches the Grand Guard on Duty will march in the van and be relieved as soon as the men arrive in Camp.

77. The Union is the first Colour in all Regiments.

78. On the firing of three Cannon all Officers and Soldiers to repair to their Colours.

That no Person may plead Ignorance These Orders to be read at the Head of each Company and to the Volunteers and Suttlers Servants and all Followers of the Camp who are all to be subject to the rules and articles of War.

Camp at Colonel William Bryans

Thursday the 2nd May 1771.
Parole—North Carolina.

Commanding Officers of Corps to give in to Adjutant General at Head Quarters to-morrow morning at orderly time a return of the strength of their respective Detachments distinguishing the number and ranks of their officers Non Commission Officers and private Men respectively in each company.

The Commissary to deliver every morning one days provisions to the Forces till further Orders.

The Detachment from the several Regiments of Militia to take rank according to the Seniority of their Counties, Officers to take Rank according to the date of their Commissions with this Distinction

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that all Officers who have served in the regular or provincial service are to have the Precedence. Colonel Moore is ordered to augment his Corps of Artillery to eighty private Men with an additional Lieutenant two Serjeants and two Corporals.

Colonel Moore to receive his orders from the Governor or Commander in Chief.

Fry: 3rd May 1771.
Union Camp.

The Detachment from New Hanover, Onslow, Johnston and Pitt to join those which arrived in Camp last evening viz: Craven, Carteret, Dobbs and Rangers at Smith ferry where his Excellency will review them at twelve o'clock this day. The whole to be drawn up in the following order of Battle

The Rangers, Carteret and Johnston detachments on the left of the first line, Artillery in the centre, Craven detachment and Rangers on the right. In the second line the Onslow, Pitt, Dobbs and New Hanover detachments.

Baggage Waggons in the Rear.

Colonel Moore will receive from the Craven and Carteret Detachments the Train of Artillery and take the same under his Command.

A small Field Piece to be sent to each of the Flanks of the Front Line with a Detachment from the Train to be drawn up between the first Line and the Rangers.

The Army to practise only that form of Exercise delivered to the Adjutants that the whole may be uniform when ordered to exercise together.

The Rangers to be immediately relieved from the Baggage Guard by the first Company of the Craven Detachment. The Doctors to be made acquainted every day by a Serjeant of each company of the sick or wounded within their respective divisions.

After Orders.

The Army marches to-morrow. The General to Beat at eight o'clock, the Assembly at nine and the whole to march off at ten.

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Order of March.

The Rangers from the Advance Guard, the Craven Detachment, the van of the Column, the Artillery and Ammunition Waggons remainder of the first line.

The second Line. The Governors Baggage, the Commissarys Carriages, the Officers and Soldiers Baggage closed by the Rear Guard.

The Craven Detachment to furnish the Baggage an Rear Guard tomorrow a Company for each Guard. The Quarter Master General or his Assistant to go forward to morrow morning early to choose a Camp—Every Detachment to have scouting Parties on their Flanks agreeable to standing orders.

The Governor was greatly pleased with the appearance of the Army at the Review today and thanks both Officers and Soldiers for their very attentive and steady behaviour.

The Army to encamp in two lines in the same manner as drawn up to-day.

Johnston Court House Camp.

Saturday May 4th 1771.

See page 575 ante.

After Orders.

Each Detachment to appoint two active Men per Company who are to remain as Camp Colour Men and to attend the Quarter Master General or his Assistant on the day of March.

Mr Dawes is appointed Commander of the Camp Colour Men under the Orders of the Quarter Master General with the Rank and pay of Lieutenant.

The Surgeons Waggons to follow the Ammunition Waggons. When any Waggon or Cart stops from accident the Line of Baggage in the rear may pass by it the Rear Guard leaving two men to bring it up.

Hunters Lodge Camp Sunday May 5th 1771.

See page 575 ante.

Hunters Lodge Camp

Monday May 6th 1771.

See page 575 ante.

Hunters Lodge Camp

May 7th 1771.

See page 576 ante.

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After Orders.

The Army marches tomorrow morning The General beat at six and the Assembly at ten o'clock The Troops to march half an hour after

Jones's Camp

Wednesday May 8th 1771.

See page 577 ante.

After Orders.
New Hope Camp.

See page 578 ante.

Eno Camp

Thursday May 9th 1771.

See page 578 ante.

Eno Camp

Friday May 10th 1771.

See page 579 ante.

[For orders on 11th May see page 579 ante.—Editor.]

Lodge Farm Camp

Sunday May 12th 1771.

See page 580 ante.

Haw River Camp

Monday May 13th 1771.

See page 581 ante.

Great Alamance Camp.

Tuesday 14th May 1771.

See page 582 ante.

Great Alamance Camp

Wednesday May 15th 1771.

See page 583 ante.

Prices of Provisions brought to Camp or bought in the Settlements through which the Army marches
8d per lb.
6d per Doz.
Bacon—Hams and Middlings
5d per lb.
3d per lb.
3d per lb.
2s 3d per Quarter
2s per Bush.
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2s per Bush.
Clean bolted Flour
14s per hundd
2d per lb.
Fresh Pork
2d per lb.
Grown Fowls
6d each
Younger Fowls
4d each
3d per Quart.

See page 583 ante.

After Orders.

The Army marches tomorrow at seven o'clock without beat of Drum.

One waggon with Provisions another with Ammunition and a third with the Surgeons Medicine Chest to accompany the Army.

The horses belonging to the Army to be drove up immediately and secured in camp all night.

Note—When on the march the discharge of three pieces of cannon will be the signal to form Line of Battle and five the signal for action.

Great Alamance Camp.

Thursday 16th May 1771.

Field officer of the day Colonel Cray.

For the Piquet to-night and Baggage Guard tomorrow, Orange.

For the Grass guard to-night and Rear Guard to-morrow, Orange.

For the Quarter Guard, Craven.

The Governor orders that all the wounded of the Army be brought to his own Tent and the greatest care taken of them, the wounded of the Rebels brought to Camp to be taken care of.

Great Alamance Camp.

Friday 17th May 1771.

See page 584 ante.

Great Alamance Camp.

Saturday 18th 1771.

See page 585 ante.

His Excellency allows a Reward for the public service of twenty shillings for every horse or mare, ten shillings for every gun and five shillings for every saddle and bridle taken from the Rebels on the Field of Battle or elsewhere to be distributed among the Troops.

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After Orders.

Piquet Guard to Night and Baggage Guard tomorrow, Beaufort.

Grass Guard to Night and Rear Guard tomorrow, Craven

Governors Guard to Morrow—none

Quarter Guard—Orange

The Army marches to Morrow, the General to beat at five o'clock, the Assembly at nine and the whole to march off at ten.

The sick and wounded not able to march with the Army to be sent early tomorrow to Captain Holts and Doctor Richards to attend them—Nurses to be hired and the Commissary to furnish them with fresh Provisions and whatever else may be necessary.

Royal Camp.

Sunday May 19th 1771.

See page 586 ante.

Royal Camp.

Monday May 20th 1771.

See page 566 ante.

Officers and others who have their Baggage not ready loaded to march off the ground with the Army will have it—left behind.

The Detachments from Wake and Cumberland that joined the Army this Evening to encamp as follows

The Detachment from Wake to form in the second line between Johnston and Dobbs.

The Detachment from Cumberland to form a Company of Light Infantry under the Command of Captain Farquhar Campbell who is to receive orders from the Commander in Chief.

The Light Infantry to encamp on the left of the Army.

Sandy Creek Camp

Tuesday May 21st 1771.

See page 587 ante.

Sandy Creek Camp.

Wednesday 22nd May 1771.

See page 587 ante.

After Orders.

The Wake Detachment the light Infantry and Captain Hawkins's light horse to parade to-morrow morning at Gun fireing and to

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march immediately after without Baggage under the command of Colonel Hinton. The Commissary to send a Waggon load of Provisions and two empty Waggons along with his Detachment.

The Troops that remain in Camp to receive Lead in the morning and each company run into Ball to-morrow the proportion that is delivered to them. The Officers are expected to take care that this Order is punctually complied with.

Lost in the field on the day of Battle a Blue Husar Cloak whoever will bring it to the Head Quarters shall receive two Dollars Reward—Also lost a pair of Steel Yards whoever shall bring them to the Commissary shall receive Ten shillings reward.

A small Field Piece with a Detachment from the Artillery to march with Colonel Clinton.

Sandy Creek Camp

Thursday 23rd May 1771.

See page 587 ante.

It appearing by the returns that there were Forty seven horses and mares twenty five Firelocks, twenty nine saddles and twenty eight bridles taken from the Rebels and the Reward proposed for these spoils being too small; His Excellency gives one hundred and twenty six pounds to be divided amongst the Non commission Officers and Private men of the troops that were in the Army at the time of the Battle, which is equal to two shillings and six pence for every man.

Sandy Creek Camp.

Friday May 24th 1771.

See page 588 ante.

After Orders

The Army marches to morrow. The General to beat at six o'clock in the morning, the Assembly at nine, and the whole to march off at ten.

Sandy Creek Camp.

Saturday May 25th 1771.
After Orders.

It being the unanimous opinion of the Colonels of the Line, that

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Colonel Johnston has failed to use his endeavours to furnish the number of Volunteers he was commanded to raise from the Bute Regiment of Militia to march against the Insurgents; his Excy was was pleased to discharge him from the command of the Bute Regiment and to appoint Thomas Eaton Esquire to be Colonel in his room.

Sandy Creek Camp.

Sunday May 26th 1771.

See page 588 ante.

The Rangers to march off immediately to join the Orange Detachment on Deep River and to escort two waggon loads of Provisions for that Detachment.

Sandy Creek Camp.

Monday 27th May 1771.

See page 589 ante.

Sandy Creek Camp.

Tuesday 28th May 1771.

See page 589 ante.

The Pioneers to follow the Camp Colour men and repair the Roads.

After Orders.
At Camp near Haynes's

The Army marches to-morrow, The General to beat at six o'clock, the Assembly at seven, and the whole to march off at eight.

Deep River Camp.

Wednesday 29th May 1771.

See page 589 ante.

Kainay Camp.

Thursday 30th May 1771.

See page 590 ante.

After Orders.

The Army marches to-morrow, the General to beat at five o'clock, the Assembly at six, the whole to march off at seven.

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Flat Swamp Camp.

Friday 31st May 1771.

See page 590 ante.

Jersey Settlement Camp.

Saturday June 1st 1771.

See page 591 ante.

Jersey Settlement Camp.

Sunday June 2nd 1771.

See page 591 ante.

Reedy Creek Camp.

Monday 3d June 1771.

See page 592 ante.

After Orders.

Captain Neale with a Serjeant Corporal and twenty men of the Rangers to march immediately to escort the Commissioners for running the Boundary Lines of Guilford County.

Moravian Camp.

Tuesday 4th June 1771.

See page 592 ante.

After Orders.

A Court Martial to be held to-morrow morning for the Tryal of the Prisoners of the Army. Colonel Schaw President. Rowan to find a Captain and a Subaltern and Mecklenburg a Captain and a Subaltern Members.

Moravian Camp.

Wednesday June 5th 1771.

See page 593 ante.

Moravian Camp.

Thursday 6th June 1771.

See page 593 ante.

Moravian Camp.

Friday June 7th 1771.

See page 593 ante.

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After Orders.

General Waddell to march to-morrow morning with the following Detachments and Corps of Artillery under his command, vizt Anson, Rowan, Orange, Mecklenburg, Tryon and the Light Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel Schaw's Corps of Artillery, and Captain Walker's Company of Artillery both under the command of Colonel Moore who will have seven pieces of Artillery and Ammunition in proportion.

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander and Captain Thos Polk appointed joint Commissaries for supplying the Troops under General Waddell. They will receive from Commissary Blackledge ten head of steers and two thousand weight of flower being part of what was furnished from the settlements on requisition, which they must credit the public for at the rate of thirteen shillings per hundred weight for the beef and flower.

Captain Richards appointed Surgeon General to the Forces under General Waddell with the pay of a Colonel.

Moravian Camp.

Saturday June 8th 1771.

See page 594 ante.

Black Jack Swamp Camp.

Sunday June 9th 1771.

See page 594 ante.

Buffalo Camp.

Monday 10th June 1771.

See page 595 ante.

Bigg Troublesome Camp.

Friday June 11th 1771.

See page 595 ante.

Watson's Creek Camp.

Wednesday 12th June 1771.

See page 595 ante.

Black Creek Camp.

Thursday June 13th 1771.

See page 596 ante.

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Hillsborough Camp.

Friday June 14th 1771.

See page 596 ante.

Hillsborough Camp.

Saturday June 15th 1771.

See page 597 ante.

Hillsborough Camp.

Sunday 16th June 1771.

See page 597 ante.

After Orders.

Craven furnishes a Company to attend the Court with the State Prisoners and to parade at eight o'clock to-morrow morning.

Hillsborough Camp.

Monday June 17th 1771.

See page 597 ante.

Hillsborough Camp.

Tuesday June 18th 1771.

See page 598 ante.

Hillsborough Camp.

Wednesday June 19th 1771.

See page 599 ante.

Stone's Creek Camp.

Thursday June 20th 1771.

See page 599 ante.

After Orders.

His Excellency having received at Hillsborough Camp His Majesty's commands to repair immediately to New York to take upon him the Government of that Province, He cannot quit this Army without a particular and sincere acknowledgment to the Officers and men for the steady and uniform conduct they have observed throughout the Campaign. He will embrace the first opportunity to represent to His Majesty the important services that through their zeal and bravery they have rendered to their King and Country.

Colonel Ashe will take the command of the Army, and march with them to Col: Bryan's, (excepting the Wake Detachment which

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will be discharged at Hunter's) from whence the several Detachments will march under the command of their respective Commanding Officers, to their particular Counties and be there discharged. The Commissary will supply the Army with Provisions as usual until they get to Colonel Bryan's and then furnish the commanding Officers of the several Detachments with a sufficient quantity to serve them to their respective homes. The whole of the Artillery and Ammunition to be escorted from Colonel Bryan's to Newbern by the Detachment under the command of Colonel Leech.

The Horses taken in Battle to be divided at Colonel Bryan's, one half to go to Newbern with Colonel Leech, the other half to Wilmington with Colonel Ashe, where they are to be sold at Publick Vendue, and the proceeds to be paid to the Publick.

One of the Horses is given to Mr Rutherford for one killed in Battle, and one to Mr Bud for one he lost in the service. As the Estimate of this service cannot be prepared before His Excellency leaves the Province, he appoints the following gentlemen to receive the accounts, and lay a state of them before the Commander in Chief for the time being vizt: Colonel Ashe, Colonel Caswell, Colonel Leech, Colonel Cray and Cornelius Harnett Esquire.



1 Received too late for chronological arrangement.—Editor.