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Letter from William Tryon to Charles Greville Montagu
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
April 16, 1767
Volume 07, Page 448

[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to Lord Charles Greville Montagu,
Governor of South Carolina

Wilmington 16th April 1767.

This day I communicated to his Majesty's Council of this Province my intentions of being present at running the line between the western frontiers of this province and the Cherokee hunting grounds. I have fixed the 16th of next month for the Cherokees to meet me at Salisbury in Rowan County from whence we shall go to the westward to run the said line. By a late letter I received from Mr Stuart I am flattered with the prospect of seeing your Lordship on the northern frontiers of South Carolina: This expectation gives me a particular pleasure as I have reason to believe your Lordship will join with me in opinion of the expediency of continuing (a west course) the dividing line run in virtue of his Majesty's instructions in 1763 till it intersects the dividing line above mentioned: This I presume may be done with great propriety, subject to his Majesty's pleasure, as for want of extending the said temporary boundary line between the two Carolinas, some hundred of settlers not only refuse paying any taxes but evade the jurisdiction of both governments. If I should not see your Lordship on the frontiers at the time I am to be there I shall be ready to appoint two commissioners to meet any two your Lordship may appoint to extend this west line from where it stopt in 1763 till it cuts the line to be run from Reedy river a north course to the mountains. Deputy surveyors would I imagine be persons of sufficient character for this service. I expect Mr Stuart will meet me in the back country next month, A line from your Lordship on this subject by the return of the Cape Fear Pilot Boat will oblige.

Your Lordship's most obedient &c.