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Letter from William Tryon to John Mitchell
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
June 02, 1767
Volume 07, Pages 466-467

[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to Mr John Mitchell, Merchant in
Salisbury

Tyger River Camp, June 2d 1767

I have dispatched a Sergeant and six men to conduct six Cherokee Indians to Salisbury who have authority from me to receive of you such articles as they shall make choice of out of your store, agreeable

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to the invoice transmitted to me, to the amount of a sum not exceeding one hundred and seventy five pounds procn money and when they have selected the goods you will at an additional expence supply the Indians with waggons or pack horses as will be most convenient to convey the goods as far as Loves Ford on Broad river where the waggons or pack horses will meet with a body of Indians to receive the goods of them and the waggons or pack horses then will return to Salisbury.

While the Indians continue in Salisbury you will supply them with provisions. As these presents are made by the publick and the money now in the hands of the Commissioners, I have a confidence in you that you will for the honor of the province supply them upon the most reasonable terms and be careful that the articles are good of their quality.

The expence of conveying the goods to Broad river and supplying the Indians with provisions while in Salisbury you'll be allowed by a claim on the publick.

I am &c.