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Letter from William Tryon to John Frohock
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
March 30, 1771
Volume 08, Page 701

Wilmington 30th March 1771.

Colonel John Frohock,

I am willing to attribute the principles of your late conduct with respect to the Regulators to motives of preservation to your property and a consciousness of having in the execution of your Office taken Fees not warranted entirely by Law.

Sensible of the embarrassments you must be under as the commanding officer of the Rowan Regiment of Militia under such a situation I am ready to excuse your taking an active part in the Expedition now forming against the Insurgents and to intrust Lieutenant Colonel Lindsay with the command of the Forces that are ordered to be raised from Rowan County for the purpose of compelling the Insurgents to an obedience to Government.