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Letter from William Tryon to Edward Vail
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
April 12, 1771
Volume 08, Page 705

Newbern 12th April 1771.

Colonel Edward Vail.

I have received your letter of the 8th Instant wherein you request as a necessary means to carry into Execution the orders you received from me of the 19th of March that I would give you a Warrant on the Treasurer for three hundred pounds; so large a sum I conceive unnecessary for the immediate services of raising and furnishing Fifty Men, however in consideration of your great distance and that no obstacle may impede your County from furnishing on this important call the Quota of Men required, I herewith transmitt to you a Warrant on the Northern Treasurer for two hundred pounds proc: which is fifty pounds more than I have given to other Commanders of Regiments who have received orders similar to your own.

The Spirit at Cape Fear and in this Neighborhood on this Emergency is worthy the imitation of every well wisher of this Country.