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Letter from William Tryon to William Thomson
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
February 09, 1771
Volume 08, Page 690

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Newbern 9th Febry 1771.

Colonel William Thomson.

I have received accounts from the back Country of the Insurgents' determination to begin their march to Newbern on the 11th instant; I am therefore to command you to hold your Regiment in readiness to march to Newbern in order to support the Constitution of the Country and the Peace of Government, on the first notice you receive from me for that purpose, which may probably be about the end of next week or beginning of the week after.