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Letter from William Tryon to Peter Timothy
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
February 20, 1767
Volume 07, Pages 439-440

[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to Peter Timothy, Esquire, Deputy Post Master General for the Southern District at Charles Town

Brunswick the 20th February 1767.

Your letter of the 4th July last acquainting me the General Post Office in the Southern Department having been left under your direction on Mr Baron's return home, I send you inclosed an abstract

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of the Journals of the General Assembly held at Newbern in November last by which you will see that this province has given me a vote of credit of £133.6.8. procln money towards carrying on a Post thro' this province when established agreeable to the route inserted in the abstract. I have obtained a promise from several persons settled on the post road to convey the general post to and from Suffolk in Virginia and the Boundary House between the two Carolinas on the same terms the post on the northward road is established. If therefore you have any authority and sufficient fund to set on foot a General Post from Charles Town to Virginia, if you will let me know your powers aud intentions, I will transmit to you the names of the people with their situation, and distance from each other, that would be necessary to be employed to facilitate this essential service, the necessity of which the commercial interest of this colony daily experiences.

I am &c.