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Letter from William Tryon to Robert Howe
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
November 20, 1770
Volume 08, Pages 680-681

To Captain Robert Howe, or in his absence to the commanding Officer at Fort Johnston.

Newbern 20th Novr 1770.

I hereby require you to deliver to Captain Richards to put on board his Schooner the Polly to be brought to Newbern ten barrels of the best gunpowder in the magazine, six of the Swivel guns that are fixed on the top of the parapet in the Fort, with two hundred Balls for the same, half pounders, and as many of the firelocks and bayonets as are fit for service, reserving only fifteen for the use of the men in your garrison.

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Your punctuality and diligence in executing the above Orders will give satisfaction to

Your humble servant.