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Letter from William Tryon to William Haywood
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
April 02, 1771
Volume 08, Page 702

Newbern 2d April 1771.

Colonel William Haywood,

I received this evening your letter of the 30th of last month and in answer am to inform you that it is in my opinion highly improper to open an account with the Treasury for so small sums as forty shillings in a Warrant, therefore if you have not men of spirit and ability sufficient among yourselves to enable you to comply with the spirit of my Instructions of the 19th March I shall endeavour to settle the disturbances of the Country without the assistance of your County depending on such Countys as are now acting with success under the same general Instructions you have received. Therefore trust the men of Edgecombe will not show themselves backward in the service of their Country on this Emergency.