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Letter from William Tryon to Richard Caswell
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
November 20, 1770
Volume 08, Pages 681-682


Newbern 20th Novr 1770.
Colonel Richard Caswell,

[Similar to the letter to Col. Simpson, save in the last two paragraphs.—Editor.]

It will be necessary for you to load as many carriages with Provisions as will subsist your men for fourteen days at the rate of one pound and a half of meat and one pound of flour for each man per day.

P. S. I should recommend it to you to drive as many Steers with your Regiment as may be sufficient to furnish the men with fresh meat during the above mentioned time.

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Wrote Colonel John Hinton a copy of the preceeding letter as far as the last Paragraph, which was in his letter as follows—

It will be necessary for you to load as many carriages with flour and to drive as many Steers as will furnish your Regiment with Provisions for three weeks at the rate of one pound of flour and one pound and a half of meat to each man per day.