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Letter from William Tryon to Robert Schaw
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
March 30, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 699-700


Wilmington 30th March 1771.

Colonel Robert Schaw.

Having determined by consent of his Majesty's Council to march a Body of Forces taken from several Militia Regiments into the Settlements of the Insurgents to compel them to an obedience to Governmt I do hereby appoint you to the command (with the Rank and pay of Colonel) of the Artillery Company and Train of Artillery that will march with the Detachment of Men from the Western Frontiers under the conduct of General Waddell. The Artillery Company to consist of one Captain two Lieutenants two Serjeants two Corporals one Drummer and Fifty private men. If you will undertake to raise this Company you shall have the Nomination of the Officers. The same Bounty Money Pay Provisions and Necessaries will be allowed your Men as the Men of the other Regiments are intitled to vizt Forty shillings Bounty Money two shillings per day for pay (eight pence being stopped for the Commissary who

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furnishes provisions) with a pair of Leggings Haversack and Cockade to every Man, the Ration of Provisions to be one pound of Pork and one pound of flour or one pound and a half of fresh beef instead of Pork and one pound and a half of Corn Meal instead of Flour when ordered.

General Waddell who you are to obey will give you directions when you are to embody your Company and the time and place of your joining the Forces ordered under his command.