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Letter from William Tryon to Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
December 26, 1768
Volume 07, Page 887

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

Brunswick 26th Decr 1768

I have the honor herewith to transmit to your Lordship a general return of the strength of the troops assembled at Hillsborough to preserve the public peace Also a general account of the expences incurred for the same, and allowed by the General Assembly. This estimate falls short eleven hundred and thirty four pounds seven shillings and five pence of the one I laid before the House of Assembly, occasioned by the House lessening the daily pay of both officers and men from what I had stated them. The pay of the officers I had fixed equal to the subsistence only of the Majesty's regular forces agreeable to their respective ranks, and the men at two shillings eight pence per day, the same that was allowed to the troops last year in running the western frontier line. The pay of the troops by the enclosed general account stands, Vizt,

proc.
Colonel
7
6
Lieutenant Colonel
7
6
Major
7
6
Captain
6
8
Lieutenant
6
0
Ensign
6
0
Clerk
4
0
Sergeant
4
0
Corporal
3
0
Adjutant
2
0
and
Private man
2
0
I am my Lord &ca