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Letter from William Tryon to Simon Bright
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
May 23, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 714-715


Sandy Creek Camp 23rd May 1771.

Captain Simon Bright.

You will take under your command your own and Captain Sheppard's Companies of the Dobbs Detachment march them to Dixon's Mill take possession of the same and make report to me of the quantity of flour and grain therein and load four Waggons with flour or corn whichever can be had, when the Detachment under the command of Colonel Hinton returns from Lindsay's Mill you will join them and march back to camp, but should Colonel

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Hinton require your assistance you will immediately march to reinforce him.