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Letter from William Tryon to Peter DeLancey
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
April 24, 1767
Volume 07, Pages 454-455

[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to Peter DeLancy Post Master General for Southern District

Wilmington 24th April 1767

Agreeable to your desire I enclose you a list of the persons who reside on the road the General Post is intended to be conveyed through this province and who in general have promised to forward it on the same terms as are allowed to those concerned in forwarding the Post thro' the northern colonies, Vizt.

Miles.
Mr Mathew Brickell (4 miles on the west side of Cotton's Ferry) from Suffolk
39
Mrs Taylor's, Appletree Ferry
30
Mr Salter's, on Tar River
35
Mr James Davis, Printer at Newbern
38
Mrs Warburton's
26
Mr Snead, on New River
26
Mr Sage
13
at Wilmington
29
Mr Wm Hill, or Mr Wm Lord at Brunswick
17
Mr Charles Ross near the Boundary House
42
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I should recommend that the mail should be opened at four places only in this colony, Vizt, first at Mr Brickells for the conveniencing of the towns of Edenton and Halifax, second at Newbern, third at Wilmington, fourth at Brunswick.

The hurry of my present business occasioned by the Court of Claims prevent my writing to the above mentioned persons on this subject, but I am persuaded they will be very ready and assiduous in forwarding so essential a service.

I am &c.