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Letter from William Tryon to John Ashe
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
April 18, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 708-709


Newbern 18th April 1771.

Colonel John Ashe.

I received yours of the 16th Instant this morning by your son and agreeable to your desire herewith transmit you a Warrant for £142 9 0 the amount of the pay of the Officers and Men of your Regiment assembled last February to oppose the Insurgents.

I am well pleased to hear that your Companies are Complete and that you are in so much forwardness for marching; you will be joined by many other Detachments the 30th Instant at Colonel Bryan's.

If your Intelligence be true respecting Husbands it is very probable

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he may be stopped at Charles Town and delivered up to the Justices of this Province.

You may let John Walker have Twenty or Thirty pounds on account of the allowance made him to provide a Waggon as Sutler.


Newbern 18th April 1771.

Colonel John Ashe,

I have drawn on you the following Warrants since my letter of the 13th Instant.

April 15th to Colonel John Smith
£150
“ “ Colonel James Sampson
150
“ 18th Colonel James Rutherford
150
“ “ Farquhar Campbell
150
“ “ John Ashe
142
£742 9 0
together.