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Letter from William Tryon to John Ashe
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
June 20, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 717-718

Stone's Creek Camp 20th June 1771.

Colonel John Ashe.

Having received his Majesty's commands to repair to New York I have much satisfaction in leaving the Army under your command

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You will observe the Public Orders of yesterday and I am to recommend to you to preserve good order and discipline both in Camp and on the March and in all things to give such Orders and Directions as shall best promote his Majesty's service and the good of this Province. The Prisoners enlisted in the King's service will be guarded from Colonel Bryan's to Newbern by the Craven Detachment. The Prisoners York and Wilcox Guarded to Wilmington by the New Hanover Detachment, the first to be shipped to his brother the latter to be delivered up to a Civil Magistrate with the Deposition of Ensign Welsch which I herewith inclose

Permit me to assure you I entertain a grateful sense of your Public Services and am with much esteem Sr &c