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Requisition of flour for the troops in the North Carolina militia
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
May 20, 1771
Volume 08, Page 610

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

Supplies for Tryon's Army.

I do hereby require you to furnish for His Majestys Troops now marching under my Command Six Waggon Load of Flower from the People of your Society and also Six able Waggons and Teams with sufficient Drivers to attend the Troops with the said Flower. The Waggons and Teams will be returned when the service is over.

By His Excellencys Command
Jas. Edwards, P. Sec.
To the People commonly called Quakers, living on Rocky River and Cane Creek and thereabouts in Orange County.

Royal Camp 20th May 1771.

John Pile is one of those people from whom this requisition is made and it will be very agreeable to the Governor that his Waggon and Team be one of the Six employed.