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Letter from William Tryon to Moses Alexander
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
March 19, 1771
Volume 08, Page 698

Newbern 19th March 1771.

Colonel Moses Alexander.

As I have come to a resolution by consent of my Council to March a Body of Troops from the Regiments of Militia of this Government it will be necessary that several Commissaries should be appointed for the service and as you acquitted yourself in that Department very much to my approbation in the late Hillsborough Expedition I am induced to make you the offer of being Commissary to the Mecklenburgh, Rowan and Tryon Detachments to supply the same with Ammunition Provisions and about fifty Camp Kettles, at the same time observing that it would be very agreeable to me could you make it so to yourself that Captain Polk should be equally interested and concerned with you in the undertaking.

From Colonel Harris you will learn the orders that are to be observed by the Mecklenburgh Detachment which I expect to see greatly animated by the zealous and spirited conduct of the several Officers of the Corps in so necessary and essential a service.