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Letter from William Tryon to William Cray
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
April 01, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 701-702


Onslow County April 1st 1771.

Colonel William Cray,

You will embody the Forces ordered to be raised from the Onslow Regiment of Militia any day after the Twentieth of this month at such time and place as you shall think proper and march them the most convenient Rout to Lieutenant Colonel William Bryan's in Johnston County by the Thirtieth instant. They will then join the several Detachments ordered from the Counties lying on Neuse

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River when you will receive further orders. It will be necessary for you to provide provisions to subsist your Men till they join the Detachments at Colonel Bryan's from which time they will be furnished by the Commissary.