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Letter from John Simpson to William Tryon
Simpson, John, 1728-1788
December 05, 1770
Volume 15, Page 761

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COL. JOHN SIMPSON TO GOVERNOR TRYON.

Camp at Pitt Court House, Dec. 5, 1770.

Sir:

I take this opportunity by Mr. Edmund Williams to acquaint your Excellency, there met me, according to orders, 358 men of the Pitt Regiment, which I have ordered to hold themselves in readiness, with Six Days Provisions, in order to march to Newbern if required. Their places of Rendezvous is where they formerly mustered; that the men may be at home every Night and find themselves Provisions. The Notice given was short. That I expect more of our REgiment will join us. I have ordered out Scouts in Dobbs and Edgecombe, and should the Regulators attempt to come down, shall Endeavor to meet them. I observe the greatest Deficiency of my men is from the upper part of this County.

Parole for the Day, Tryon.

I am,
Your Excellency's
Most Obedient Servt.,
JOHN SIMPSON.
To His Excell'y, William Tryon, Esq., &c.