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Letter from William Tryon to Edmund Fanning
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
February 07, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 687-688


Newbern 7th February 1771.

Colonel Edmund Fanning,

At the same time the Express is sent to me from Hillsborough of the Insurgents being actually on their march to Newbern, I desire that other Expresses may be sent with the like information to the following Gentlemen, To Colonel James Sampson of Duplin, Colonel John Ashe of New Hanover, Colonel Richard Henderson of Granville, Colonel Nicholas Long of Halifax and Colonel Edward Vail

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of Chowan. The information to Colonel Vail is only intended to give such Gentlemen and others in those parts notice as are willing to come into Newbern as Volunteers.