Wrote Copies of the following letter to the Colonels of the Counties
of Tyrrell Chowan Bertie Edgecombe Hertford Northampton Halifax
Bute and Granville.
Newbern 3rd April 1771.
You will embody the Forces ordered to be raised from the—Regiment of Militia so as to march them by the most convenient route into Hillsborough by the sixth of May next. They will then join the other Detachments ordered to Rendezvous at that place when you will receive further orders. It will be necessary for you to furnish Provisions for your Men on their march to Hillsborough as the Commissary will not deliver out Provisions till their arrival in that town.