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Letter from William Tryon to Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
October 28, 1768
Volume 07, Page 863

[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to Earl Hillsborough.

Brunswick 28th October 1768.

Captain Collet has obtained my leave of absence from his command of Fort Johnston in order to present to your Lordship some maps of this province mentioned in my letter No. 8, and to solicit his friends for some additional establishment in His Majestys service in America; In justice to his merit and in consideration of the disappointment he has experienced in the emoluments of Fort Johnston to the injury of his private fortune, I must beg leave to recommend him to your Lordships notice. He is very solicitous of being employed to finish the map of this province, the southern and seaboard parts of which are left imperfect by Mr Churton. This undertaking I esteem him capable of executing to his Majesty's satisfaction if allowed appointments for proper assistants, it being impossible without such aids to make surveys through the woods and swamps in the maratime counties in this province.