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Letter from William Tryon to Martin Armstrong, Robert Lanier, et al.
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
May 23, 1771
Volume 08, Page 713

Sandy Creek Camp 23rd May 1771.

Colonel Martin Armstrong Lieutenant Colonel Lanier and others.

I received your letter dated the 20th instant, I am willing that you should advance towards the Army for the purpose of restoring the Peace of the Country But require you to halt when you come within five miles of his Majesty's Forces and send me an Express that you may receive further orders from me.