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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from William Tryon to Hugh Waddell
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
May 26, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 715-716

Sandy Creek Camp May 26th 1771.

General Waddell,

As most of the Inhabitants on the North side of Deep River and many on the South side in the whole amounting to above thirty hundred have come into Camp and submitted themselves to Government, and your continuing near Salisbury can be of no real advantage to the Public service, I am to require you to join me as soon as possible

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with the Forces under your command at the upper Ford of Deep River where the trading path crosses.

I have not heard from you since your Dispatches of the 10th Instant.