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Letter from William Tryon to Philip Stevens
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
February 13, 1766
Volume 07, Pages 165-166

[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to Philip Stevens, Esq.

At the Admiralty
Brunswick 13th February 1766.

I received your letter of the 4th Inst with a packet inclosed directed to the Senior officer of his Majesty's ships and vessels at North Carolina. I had an opportunity of delivering the packet the same day to Capt Lobb of the Viper sloop I must request Sir the favor of you to acquaint the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that I had before the receipt of your letter experienced a ready concurrence both from Capt Lobb and Capt Phipps in every application I have

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made to them for his Majesty's service, and that I regret a young man of Capt Phipps' commendable spirit and zeal, for the honor of government and his profession, should be called from his station on this continent, in the present critical situations of public affairs here

I am &c