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Order book for William Tryon's expedition to meet with the Cherokee Nation concerning the boundary between North Carolina and Cherokee land
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
May 19, 1767 - June 13, 1767
Volume 07, Pages 991-1008

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GOVERNOR TRYON'S CHEROKEE BOUNDARY EXPEDITION IN 1767.1
[B. P. R. O. America and West Indies: No. 214.]

A Coppy of His Excellency Governor Tryon's Orders to the Escort, which escorted him to the Western Frontiers of the Province to meet the Cherokee Indians.


Salisbury May 19th 1767.

Parole—King George.

Officers appointed to the detachment from the Regiments of Rowan and Mecklenburgh Counties, ordered by His Excellency to escort him to the Western Frontiers of this Province to wit, Colonel Hugh Waddell to be Colonel Commandant of the Escort, Lieutenant Colonel John Frohock to command the detachment from Rowan Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Moses Alexander to command the detachment from Mecklenburgh Regiment.

The detachment from each Regiment to consist of one Captain, one Lieutenant and one Ensign, one Sergeant, two Corporals, one drummer and twenty five private men. The Officers to be upon the same Establishment and entitled to the same pay as Officers in His Majesty's service, Each Sergiant to be allowed three shillings and sixpence, each Corporal three shillings, each Drummer three shillings and each private man two shillings and eightpence proclamation money per diem, for himself and horse, till discharged, their pay to commence from the 18th day of May and continue till dismissed the service.

The Officers and Troops will observe the same Orders and regulations and be under the like discipline, with His Majesty's regular Forces.

Staff Officers appointed for the service. Edmund Fanning Esqr. Adjutant General Isaac Edwards Aid de Camp to His Excellency The Rev: Mr John Wills Chaplain to the Escort.

The Adjutant General to take rank and receive pay as Colonel.

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The Aid de Camp and Chaplain to receive pay agreable to the Establishment among the Regulars.

Mr William Frohock appointed Commissary to the Escort during the Service who is to supply the Escort with one a half pound of beef and one pound of flour to each Officer, non commissioned Officer and private men at the rate of tenpence proclamation money per diem, and further that he supply His Excellency, the Commissioners and Retinue with Provisions during the Service, for which and his extra expenses of carriages, and attendance he is directed to produce his account to His Excellency the Governor when called upon to be layd before the General Assembly as a claim upon the Publick.

The Commissary is also directed to provide Cattle and Live Stock to be drove for the use of the Escort and to carry flower for one hundred men for the space of five weeks.

A Sergiant and six men ordered to mount guard immediately. The Court House to be the Guard Room. The Mecklenburgh Detachment will furnish the Guard to-day and be relieved to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock by the same number of men from the Rowan detachment.

Ordered that a list of the names of the Officers, non commissioned Officers and private men belonging to each detachment be delivered to the Adjutant General to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.


Salisbury May 20th

Parole—North Carolina.

The Commissary of provisions is ordered to furnish four waggons to attend the Escort, vizt: two for carrying flower and provisions, one for the baggage of His Excellency, the Commrs the Colonel Commandant and Adjutant General, and one to carry Usquebaugh and amunition for the men, the baggage of Lieutenant Col. Moses Alexander, the Officers of the Escort and as much of the baggage of the Volunteers as it can conveniently take.

It is recommended to the Officers to take as little baggage as possible as the waggon will not be able to proceed with the Escort the whole march.

The Commissary will provide himself with weights and measures and try them by the standard and have them approved by the Colonel Commandant.

The Officers and Volunteers who take servants with them will

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give in to the Adjutant General at 4 o'clock this afternoon the number they take with them.

All returns, reports of Guards and detachments that are required to be made to the Adjutant General or Colonel Commandant are required to be given in, in writing and signed by the Officer who makes any such report or return.

Eleven o'clock is the hour appointed for delivering the Orders of the day when a subaltern Officer will attend to receive Orders for the Escort.

The report of Camp duties to be made daily to the commanding Officer of each detachment, who will report the same to the Colonel Commandant and all out parties as soon as they return to camp will make report of the Duty they have been upon both at the Head Quarters and to the Colonel Commandant.

The Escort is ordered to parade opposite the Guard room at 10 o'clock to-morrow morning and march at 11 o'clock.


Salisbury May 21st

Parole—Salisbury.

The Orders of the 19th and 20th to be read to the Escort when paraded.

His Excellency orders that the Detachments may be informed he was greatly pleased with the appearance of the men he received on Tuesday last and he flatters himself their regularity and good behaviour on the service they are going upon will not only reflect honor and credit to their respective Counties but will render it unnecessary for him to enforce the execution of any military Law If such necessity however should arise a Court Martial will be appointed consisting of not less than ten commissioned officers who will judge upon any matters brought before them and give sentence according to the majority of voices, which judgement is not to be put in execution till confirmed by the Commandant of the Escort.

Ordered that a Sergiant and six men remain behind the Escort to attend his Excellency on the March to be furnished from the Mecklenburgh Detachment and who will mount the Quarter Guard as soon as the Escort arrives in Camp.


Mill-Stone Camp.

After Orders.

The Escort to march to-morrow morning the General to beat 4

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o'clock The Assembly at 5. when the Troops are to be in readiness to march.


Millstone Camp, Fryday 22d May.

Parole—Rowan.

The Mecklenburgh Detachment are permitted by His Excellency as soon as they arrive in Camp to go to their respective places of abode and leave their Horses and punctually to return and join the Escort on Sunday next at 12 o'clock on King's Branch.

After Orders.


Camp Alexander. Mecklenburgh County.

The Escort to march to-morrow morning, the General to beat at 4 o'clock, the Assembly at 5. when the Troops are to be in readiness to march.


Kings Branch Camp, Saturday May 23rd 1767.

Parole—Mecklenburgh.

The Escort to halt to-morrow and divine service to be performed in Camp by His Excellency's Chaplain at half past eleven o'clock.


Kings Branch Camp, Sunday May 24th 1767.

Parole—Charlotte.

The Escort to receive from the Commissary two days allowance of meat and one of flower, the meat to serve for to-day and to-morrow. The Escort to march to-morrow morning, the General to beat at 4 o'clock, the Assembly at 5. when the troops are to be in readiness to march.

When any Horses belonging to the Escort are missing at the time of leaving the Encampments a Corporal and four men from the Rowan Detachment are to remain behind to bring them up when found without delay. This Detachment never to remain on any account more than one days march behind the Escort.

A Sergiant and six men to march with the baggage and to take the Camp Guard when they arrive in Camp and this to be a standing Order.


Catawba Camp, Monday 25th May 1767.

Parole—Skiajuska.

Ordered that the Commissary deliver out immediately one half pound of powder and one pound of lead to each Officer, non commissioned Officer and private man belonging to the Escort.

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No Officer, non-commissioned Officer or private man to leave or absent himself from the Escort either in Camp or on the march without leave or permission first had and obtained from Colonel Waddell.

A Serjeant and six men to serve as Flankers to the Escort. The Camp Duty as usual The Escort to receive from the Commissary provisions of meat and flower for two days including the 26th and 27th instant.

The Escort to march to morrow morning, the General to beat at 4 o'clock the Assembly at 5. when the troops are to be in readiness to march.


Necessity Camp. South Carolina 26th May 1767.

Parole—Montague.

The Escort to march to morrow morning the General to beat at 4 o'clock the Assembly at 5. and the Troops are to be in readiness to march when the baggage waggons come into Camp.


Broad River Camp. South Carolina. May 27th 1767.

Parole—Charles Town.

Ordered that the Comissary deliver out immediately to the Escort the allowance of meat for the 28th and 29th instant and flower for the 28th only.

Ordered that the commissary deliver out rations agreable to the following List.

For His Excellcy his Aid de Camp & 5 servants
7.
The honble John Rutherford & servant
2.
The honble Robert Palmer Esq & servant
2.
Colonel Waddell and servant
2.
Col: Edwd Fanning & three attendants
4.
Lieutenant Col: John Frohock & servant
2.
Captain, Lieutenant, Ensign, Serjeant, two Corporals, one Drummer & 25 private men from Rowan Regiment of Militia
32.
Lieutenant Colonel Moses Alexander
1.
Capt: Lieut: Ensign, Serjeant, two Corporals, one Drummer and 25 private men from the Mecklenburgh Regiment of Militia
32.
The Commissary 2. servts and 4. waggons
7.
Chaplain
1.
Mr Samuel Sidann junr & servant
2.
Mr John Gibbs and servant
2.
whole number
96.
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Ordered that the Commissary deliver in to His Exellency to morrow evening the number of rations given out each day since the 18th instant. The Escort to march to morrow morning the general to beat 4. o'clock the Assembly at 5. when the Troops are to be in readiness to march.


Rattle Snake Camp. Thursday 28th May 1767.

Parole—Halifax.

Ordered that the Rowan Detachment march with the baggage waggon to morrow the Escort to receive from the Commissary their allowance of flower for to morrow. The Escort to march to morrow morning the General to beat at 4 o'clock the Assembly at 5. when the Troops are to be in readiness to march.


Fair Forest Camp. Fryday 29th May 1767.

Parole—Hyde.

The Commissary to deliver out to the Escort two days Provisions of meat and flower for the 30th and 31st instant inclusive.

The Escort to march to morrow morning, the General to beat at 4 o'clock the Assembly at 5, when the Troops are to be readiness to march.

Ordered that the Mecklenburgh Detachment march with the baggage waggons to morrow.


Tyger River Camp. Saturday 30th May 1767.

Parole—Hillsborough.

The Escort to halt tomorrow, divine service to be performed by His Excellency's Chaplain, to begin at eleven o'clock.


Tyger River Camp. Sunday 31st May 1767.

Parole—London.

The Escort to attend divine service this morning under arms.

When the Cherokee Chiefs march into Camp the Escort to receive them with rested Firelocks and beat a march and return all military compliments received from the Indians.

The Escort to have as little communication with the Indians as possible to remain constantly in camp and to be in readiness to turn out at a moments warning.

Ordered that Mr Alexander Cameron one of the Deputies of John Stuart Esquire, Superintendant of Indian Affairs for the Southern

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department deliver in immediately to His Excellency the number of Indians present and white people in Company with them, assembled to run the dividing Line between the Western Frontiers of this Province and the Cherokee Hunting grounds.

After Orders.

Ordered that the Commissary deliver out two pounds of meat and one pound of flower to each of the Cherokee Indians and white people agreable to the following return made by Mr Cameron.

Indian Men
34
Indian Women
5
White men
2
One Black
1
whole number
42

Ordered that the Commissary deliver in this evening to His Excellency the quantity of wheate flower and Corn meal and number of live stock now remaining.

The Escort to receive from the Commissary their rations of meat and flower for the first and second of June next.


Tyger River Camp. Monday 1st June 1767.

Parole—Oustemka.

Ordered that the Commissary pay Mr Cameron forty two pounds twelve shillings South Carolina Currency being the sum advanced in supporting the Cherokee Indians from Hard Labor in South Carolina to this Camp.

The Escort to be in readiness to march tomorrow.


Tyger River Camp. Tuesday 2d June 1767

Parole—Ustota.

Ordered that a serjeant and six men return to Salisbury as a guard to six Cherokee Indians, who go there to receive the presents given by the Publick, and escort back the Indians and presents to Lower Ford on Broad River after the performance of which service they will return back again to Salisbury and be discharged.

The Commissary will deliver the Serjeant ten pounds Procn money for subsisting himself and men and the Indians he escorts.

The Escort ordered to march at 12. o'clock.

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Ordered that ten men advance as pioneers at the head of the column to remove obstructions and to open a way through the woods for the baggage waggons.

After Orders. Enoree Camp.

Ordered that the Commissary furnish the Escort with their rations of meat and flower for Wednesday the third instant, and also deliver out to the Cherokee Indians the rations of meat and flower for to-day and at 4 o'clock tomorrow morning the rations for to-morrow.

The Escort to march to morrow morning the General to beat at half past three o'clock the Assembly at four when the Troops are to be in readiness to march.

By the diligence and manly executions of the pioneers discovered to day His Excellency hopes by making a forc'd march to arrive at Reedy River tomorrow evening where the Escort will halt on Thursday to celebrate His Majesty's birthday

The pioneers to advance in the front of the Column to morrow as by orders of this day.


Tryon Camp. Reedy River. Wednesday 3d June.
Parole—Wake

His Excellency desires his thanks may be returned to the Officers and men of the Escort for the alacrity and cheerfulness they discovered in the March and the Assistance they gave the Baggage waggons and also to the neighbouring Inhabitants who voluntarily assembled to expedite the March and joined the Pioneers in opening a way through the woods for the Baggage waggons.

The Escort to halt tomorrow and to be under arms to fire in honor of the day.

The Commissary to deliver out to the Escort & Indians rations of meat and flower for to-morrow the 4th instant.

His Excellency orders that the Commissary deliver to the Escort an additional allowance of a sheep and four gallons of usquebaugh one gallon more to the waggoners & another gallon to the Volunteers assembled from the neighbourhood of Reedy River.


Tryon Camp. Reedy River. Thursday 4th June 1767.

Parole—Ohaiah Equah.

The honble John Rutherford and the honble Robert Palmer Esqrs and John Frohock Esq. Commissioners appointed by His Excellency

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to run the dividing Line between the Western Frontiers of this Province and Cherokee Indian Hunting Grounds are to meet Mr Cameron and the Indians at 12. o'clock and begin the running the dividing Line at the place where the South Carolina Line terminated on Reedy River and run thence a North Course.


Tryon Camp, Reedy River. Fryday 5th June 1767.

Parole—Cherokee.

His Excellency orders the Escort may be informed he was greatly pleased with the decency and regularity of their appearance & the closeness of their fireing on yesterday.

Mr Cameron is directed by His Excellency to make a return of what number of Indians will attend the running of the dividing Line and also what quantity of flower they will be able to carry.

The Commissioners will make a return this morning to His Excellency what number of men will be necessary to accompany them on the service and the quantity of Provisions that they will want for their subsistance.

The Commissary to deliver to the Escort rations of meat and flower for 2 days the 5th and 6th instant and rations for this day to the Indians.

The Escort to march at three 3 o'clock this afternoon.

The following return made by the Commrs in compliance of the Order of this day, towit:

Indians
22.
Squaws
2.
Commissary
1.
Interpreter
1.
Commissary servt
1.
Total
27.
(signed)
ALEXANDER CAMERON
Commissary for the Cherokees.
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The following return made by the Commrs in compliance of the Order of this day, to wit:

Commissioners & servants
6.
Deputy Surveyors
2.
Men to blase the Line Trees
6.
Pack Horse Men
4.
Guard to the Baggage &c
10.
Guide
1.
Two Officers & one Serjeant
3.
32.
Provisions for 32 men twenty days:
Flower
660lbs
Beef
1,000
Ditto for the Indians flower
660
Beef
1,000
(signed)
JOHN RUTHERFORD
ROBERT PALMER
JOHN FROHOCK.

Ordered that one Captain, one Lieutenant, one Serjeant and twenty private men be made from His Excellency's Escort to attend the Commissioners in running the dividing Line.

The soldiers to do duty by turns in blasing the Trees and to receive an additional pay of one shilling per day when employed in that service.

Captain George Davidson, Lieutenant Wm Davison and the men from the Rowan Detachment to be appointed to this Duty and the whole to be under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John Frohock.

Ten of the Horses belonging to the men of the Rowan Detachment to be employed as Baggage Horses to carry Provisions for which the owners will be allowed one shilling and fourpence per day.

After Orders.

The Orders for the Escort marching this afternoon countermanded.

An Officer and six men to parade immediately in order to escort His Excellcy in seeing the Commrs continue running the dividing Line with the Cherokee Indians.

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The Escort to march to-morrow morning the General to beat at half past three o'clock the Assembly at half past four when the Troops are to be in readiness to march.


Rock Ford Camp. on Darbin's Creek, Saturday 6th June 1767.

Parole—Edenton.

The Commissary to make a return to His Excellency to-morrow of the number of Rations now delivered out to the Escort, Attendance and Volunteers.

The allowance of flower for the 7th and 8th instant to be delivered out by the Comissary to the Escort this evening and rations of meat for to-morrow to be delivered out to-morrow morning.

Divine Service to be performed to morrow by His Excellency's Chaplain where the Troops halt in the forenoon.

The Escort to march to-morrow morning the General to beat at half past three o'clock the Assembly at 4. when the Troops are to be in readiness to march.


Tyger River Camp, Sunday 7th June 1767,

Parole—Bath.

The Colonel Commandant having lost a Horse, which horse is supposed to have been stole while the Escort were encamped at Reedy River and information having been made that a number of Horse stealers have for some days past been following His Excellency's Escort and lurking about the Camp, it is ordered that when any suspected Person shall be discovered by any of the soldiers in or near the Camp that they shall be apprehended and taken before the Colonel Commandant to be examined. And as an encouragement for the soldiers to be vigilant a reward of five dollars will be given to the soldier who shall detect and apprehend any Person privately leading off any horse belonging to the Escort.

The Escort to march to morrow morning the General to beat at half past three o'clock the Assembly at half past four when the Troops are to be in readiness to march.


Fair Forest Camp, Monday 8th June 1767.

Parole—Newbern.

The Comissary to deliver to the Escort rations of meat for the

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eighth, ninth and tenth instant inclusive and rations of flower for the ninth instant only.

The Escort to march to-morrow morning the General to beat at half past three o'clock the Assembly at half past 4, when the Troops are to be in readiness to march.


Buffalow Clover Camp, Tuesday 9th June 1767.

Parole—Wilmington.

The Commissary to deliver to the Escort rations of flower for tomorrow the 10th instant.

The Escort to march tomorrow morning the General to beat at four o'clock the Assembly at five when the Troops are to be in readiness to march.


Catawba Camp, on Fishing Creek
Wednesday 10th June

Parole—Brunswick.

The Escort to receive from the Commissary this evening rations of meat and flower for the 11th and 12th instant.

The Escort to march to morrow morning the General to beat at 4 o'clock the Assembly at five when the Troops are to be in readiness to march.


Catawba Camp, Fishing Creek
Thursday 11th June 1767.

Parole—Tarborough.

His Excellency will visit the Nations of Catawba Indians in their Towns this day accompanied by the Col: Com: and others, Lieut: Col: Moses Alexander will take the command of the Escort till rejoined by His Excellency and march with the Escort as by yesterday's Orders.


Headquarters Lieut: Col: Moses Alexander's.
Fryday 12th June 1767.

Parole—Dry.

His Ex: thanks the Officers & men of the Escort for their hansome soldierly & regular conduct & behaviour since their entering into the service & orders that the Col: Comt, Adjutant Genl, Aid de Camp, Chaplain, Comissary and the Detachment from the Mecklenburgh

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Regiment of Militia be discharged tomorrow from the service they were called out upon.


Salisbury 13th June 1767. Saturday

Ordered that the Serjeant and six men from the Rowan Detachment who escorted the Cherokee Indians from Tyger River to Salisbury and back again with the presents to Lower Ford on Broad River be discharged on their return to Salisbury after the performance of that duty & also that the Escort under the comand of Lieut. Col: John Frohock which are now attending the Commrs in running the Partition Line between the Western Frontiers of this Province & the Cherokee hunting Grounds be discharged on their arrival in Salisbury after the performance of that duty. Ordered that the Commissary deliver in to His Excy as soon as possible an acct of the disbursements incurred by him on behalf of the Publick during the Service. The Adj: General to prepare and deliver in to His Excy as soon as the Rowan Detachmt return & be dismissed a fair state of the acct of the pay due to the Officers & soldiers of His Excy's Escort from the time of the comencement to the conclusion of the service.

I. EDWARDS,
Aid de Camp.

[B. P. R. O. America & West Indies: No. 214.]

North Carolina—Ss.

Journals of His Excellency Governor Tryons Escort from Salisbury to the Western Frontiers of the Province, to meet the Cherokee Indians.


Thursday 21st May 1767.
The Escort marched at 2 o'clock p. m. Encamped at Millstone run
12 miles.
Note.—The Head Branch of Cold Water 4 miles from the Partition Line between the Crown & Earl Granville's Lands.

Fryday 22d May.
Marched from Millstone Camp—halted at Buffaloe Creek at a plantation of Major Fifers
8.
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Note.—Remains of an old Log Fort built by the Inhabitants to stop the incursions of the Indians in the last War.
Crossed Coddle Creek a branch of Rocky River about 4½ miles above the mouth of said Creek
4.
Encamped near Rocky River (at Lieut: Col: Moses Alexander's) 50 miles above its confluence with the Yadkin where they form the Pee Dee
2.

Saturday 23rd May.
Marched from Alexander Camp. Crossed a Ford at Stony Creek (branch of Mallod Creek)
2.
Crossed a Ford at Mallod Creek, (water of Rocky River)
2.
Halted and dined at Captain Polk's
10.
Crossed the middle branch of Sugaw Creek, water of main Sugaw Creek abt the centre of Mr Geo: Augustus Selwyn's Tract of Land No 3 containing 12,500 acres
1.
Crossed King's Branch and encamped on the Western Banks of it. Water of the So Fork of main Creek
4.

Sunday 24th May.

Halted at Kings Branch.


Monday 25th May.
Marched from King's Branch crossed a Ford of the South Fork of Sugaw Creek which empties itself into the Catawba
4.
Crossed Steel Creek (runs into Catawba)
5.
Crossed the Ford of Catawba River in the old Catawba Nation
5.
Note.—The Catawba River runs from the Ford a south and by East course 30 miles and then falls into the Wateree. The Wateree Creek and Catawba River form the Wateree River a branch of the Santee River.
Crossed Dutchman's Creek and encamped to the westward of it, from Catawba Ford
2.
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Tuesday 26th May.
Marched from Catawba Camp, crossed Tools Fork of Fishing Creek
6.
Crossed Gum Log Ford a branch of Fishing Creek 20 miles above where Fishing Creek empties into the Catawba River Halted at Gum Log Ford
7.
Encamped at Necessity Camp at the head of Sandy River a branch of Broad River
7.
Note.—The Camp so named being obliged to halt for the waggons coming up which were left behind the last evening with all the Provisions &c. in them.

Wednesday 27th May. South Carolina.
Marched from Necessity Camp and halted at a Blacksmith's crossed Turkey Creek Ford near the mouth water of Broad River
14.
Crossed Broad River at Loves Ford
1.
Encamped on the Western Banks of Broad River.

Thursday 28th May.
Marched from Broad River Camp and crossed first Fork of Brown Creek
5.
Crossed and halted at Brown Creek 2d Fork (both waters of Broad River)
5.
Crossed 2d Brown Creek
1.
Encamped at Rattle Snake Camp near Fair Forest (waters of Broad river.)
4

Fryday 29th May.
Marched from Rattle Snake Camp and encamped at Duggins Branch. Water of Fair Forest
17.

Saturday 30th May.
Marched from Duggins Branch Fair Forest Camp. crossed the north Fork Tyger River and halted at Mr Miller's
13.
Crossed the middle Fork of Tyger River
1.
Encamped on a Spring Branch of do
2.

Sunday 31st May.

Halted at Tyger River Camp.

Note.—The Cherokee Indians joined the Escort this day

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Monday 1st June

Halted at Tyger River Camp.

Note.—The Governor gave the Indians a Talk this day.


Tuesday 2d June
Governor received a Talk from the Indians and at 2 p. m. marched from Tyger river Camp. Crossed the South Fork of Tyger River
1.
Forded the Enoree and encamped on the west side of it
8.

Wednesday 3rd June
Marched from Enoree Camp & crossed Darbins Creek
5.
Forded at Rayborn's Creek and halted
9.
Encamped at Reedy River, near where the South Carolina dividing Line terminated
11.
Note.—It is to be observed that from Millers on the east side of South Tyger River to Reedy River being 34 miles there was no road either for carriage or horses, Pioneers were therefore appointed with Hoes and felling axes to open a communication by cutting down the Trees and puting down the banks of the Creeks lying between Millers and Reedy River, This service was performed by the pioneers with great spirit which enabled the waggons to march 25. miles in the space of fourteen hours this day all halts and impediments included.

Thursday 4th June.

His Majesyty's Birthday.

Halted at Reedy River Camp.

The Commissioners, Mr Cameron and the Woolf Indians began at 12 o'clock this day the dividing Line where the South Carolina Line terminated steering a north course which ran through the Camp when the Commrs and Indians halted on the north side of it, about 2 miles from where they started on Reedy River, after which His Excellency entertained at dinner the Commissioners Officers and Gentlemen Volunteers belonging to the Escort and the Chief men and Warriers of the Cherokee Tribe. In the afternoon the Escort and Indians turned out under arms and fired Volleys after every Toast that was given in honour of the day. In the evening the Indians performed several dances after their manner.

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Fryday 5th June
Continued the dividing Line about 2 miles and returned to Reedy River Camp or Camp Tryon
2 miles.

Saturday 6th June.
Marched from Reedy River Camp and continued the Boundary Line about 4 miles from where it left off the preceeding evening when the Escort & Indians halted about 2 hours. At 11 o'clock the Detachment under the command of Lieut: Colonel Frohock accompanied the Commrs who proceeded with near thirty Indians to continue the Line and the remainder of the Troops marched to Escort His Excelley back to Salisbury.
Whole number of miles before the Escort countermarched
184.
The Journals of His Excellency's Escort on their return. From Tryon Camp to Rayburn's Creek and halted
11.
Encamped at Darbin's Creek
9.

Sunday 7th June.
Marched from Rocky Ford Camp (on Darbin's Creek) and halted at Tyger River Camp
16.
Encamped at a branch of Tyger
3.

Monday 8th June.
Marched from Tyger River Camp and halted at Mr Edwards
16.
Encamped on a branch of Fair Forest
8.

Tuesday 9th June.
Marched from Fair Forest Camp and halted at Love's Ford on Broad River
20.
Encamped at Buffalow Clover Camp
4.
Note.—Buffalow Clover was extremely thick here it is a species of grass much like the red clover not much coveted by any cattle but the Buffalow.

Wednesday 10th June.
Marched from Buffalow Clover Camp and halted at Gum Log Ford
16.
Encamped at Fishing Creek
6.
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Thursday 11th June.
Marched from Fishing Creek to Catawba River and halted
10.
Encamped at Kings Branch Camp
14.

Fryday 12th June.
Marched from Kings Branch Camp to Lieut: Colonel Moses Alexander's & halted
20.

Saturday 13th June.
The Mecklenburgh Detachment discharged and the Governor, Col: Waddell, Col: Fanning &c arrived at Salisbury to dinner from Colonel Alexander's
26.
The baggage waggons were also dismissed this day.
Number of miles travelled on the return
179.
Number of miles travelled by the Goverr going and returning to wit
From Brunswick to Salisbury
240.
From Salisbury to parting with the Commrs
184.
Back again to Salisbury
179.
From Salisbury to Brunswick
240.
Whole March
843 miles


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1 Received too late for proper chronological arrangement.—Editor.