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Letter from William Tryon to Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
January 10, 1769
Volume 08, Page 4

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

Brunswick 10th Jany 1769.

I was agreeably surprized yesterday by the arrival of a mail (the first sent to this government by authority) from Charlestown. Mr DeLancey post master general, for the southern district of North America acquaints me he has received, sometime ago, directions to establish a communication by post between Charlestown and Virginia once a month, which a long and severe sickness has prevented from executing, but as soon as his health will allow him will do his endeavours to finish this work. This will be carrying into execution the prayer of the petition and memorial inclosed for a general post through this province. However, as I received this petition and memorial at Newbern, during the last session of Assembly, I think it my duty to transmit it to your Lordship.