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Letter from William Tryon to John Simpson
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
December 04, 1770
Volume 22, Page 409

New Bern, 4th December, 1770.


I received your Letter of Yesterday by Mr. Moore and immediately laid the same before his Majesty’s Council, in consequence of which a Detachment of the Craven Regiment of Militia are ordered to remain in Town until I receive further Information from you whether the Regulators are or are not actually on their march, and when we may expect them in New Bern. You will not, therefore, move your Regiment to New Bern until the Regulars have passed you, if you find it impossible to obstruct them, which, however, I hope you will be able to do, agreeable to the instructions I gave you in my letter of the 20th of that Month.

I am, Sir, Your very obedient Servant,
By Col. JohnSimpson.