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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Circular letter from William Tryon to Robert Palmer, John Simpson, and John Smith
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
April 03, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 702-703

Newbern 3d April 1771.
Colonel Robert Palmer Beaufort
Colonel John Simpson Pitt, and
Colonel John Smith of Hyde

You will embody the Forces ordered to be raised from the HydeBeaufort-Pitt Regiment of Militia any day after the twenty-second of this month in order to march them to Lieutenant Colonel William Bryan's in Johnston County by the thirtieth of the same month.

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They will then join the several Detachments ordered from the Counties lying on Neuse River where you will receive further orders.

Wrote each of the above Gentlemen the same letter.