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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from John Simpson to William Tryon
Simpson, John, 1728-1788
December 03, 1770
Volume 22, Pages 408-409

Pitt, Dec’r 3, 1770.


Yesterday Mr. Robert Salter Came here from Tarborough, who Informed me of a Number of Regulaters coming Down from Bute, Johnston, &c., to New Bern, in order to Prevent Collo’l Fanning’s Tak’g a Seat in the house of Assembly, &c., &c. I have on

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this Information Issued orders for the several Companys in the Pitt Regiment to meet me at the Court House in Pitt on Wednesday Next in order to march to New Bern to Protect the Legislative body of this Province their assembled. I have sent Will’m Moore, Esqr., express to acquaint you of my Proceedings & to receive your further orders.

I am,
Your Excellency’s humb. Serv’t,
To His Excel’y Will’m Tryon, Esqr.