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Letter from William Tryon to Farquhar Campbell
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
April 18, 1771
Volume 08, Page 708

Newbern 18th April 1771.

Captain Farquhar Campbell,

As Mr Burgwin informs me you are willing to undertake the raising a Company in Cumberland County to march against the Insurgents I herewith inclose you a Warrant on the Southern Treasurer for £150 for paying the Bounty Money to the Men and such other necessary charges as may be incurred in raising them—I send you also a Captain's Commission to command the Company and two blank Commissions for your Lieutenant and Ensign—This Company of fifty men and the Company I have already given orders to Colonel James Rutherford to raise of 50 Men will complete the one hundred men Mr Burgwin informs me you think can be raised from Cumberland—If time will not permit your Company to join the Detachments ordered to rendezvous at Colonel Bryan's the 30th Instant you may either join General Waddell's Detachment from the Westward or the forces from the Eastward as you judge most expedient.