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Letter from William Tryon to Joseph Leech
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
April 23, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 709-710

Newbern April 23rd 1771.

Colonel Joseph Leech,

You will take under your command and march from this Town to Colonel William Bryan's in Johnston County a Train of Artillery consisting of two Brass field pieces and four swivel Guns mounted on carriages (two swivel Guns will go with the Carteret Detachment)

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and deliver them to Colonel Moore Commander of the Artillery who will be there to receive them the 30th Instant. Two Ammunition Waggons will accompany the Train; The Commissary's carriage will be escorted by the Rangers the Baggage of each Detachment will march with their respective Corps. My Baggage and the Hospital Waggon will be under your Escort when they join your Detachment.