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King's American Dragoons
Orders to Relocate

By Brigadier General FOX's Order, From Mr. WINSLOW to Major MURRAY, or Officer Commanding The Kings American Dragoons at St. John's River.

Halifax 8th August 1783


It having been represented to Brigadier General FOX that the King's American Dragoons under your Command, cannot be enhutted at the place where they are at present encamped without inconvenience to the great number of Loyalists who are forming Settlements at the mouth of the river Saint John's;

And He being also informed That His Excellency the Governor of this Province has assigned a certain tract of land for the accomodation of the Provincial Regiments on the river Saint John's, begining at the eastern boundaries of the townships of Sunbury and Newton, and extending up the River.

I am directed to acquaint You That you have Brigadier General FOX's permission to remove the King's American Dragoons to that part of the District which has been allotted to the regiment by the Agents for locating lands for His Majesty's Provincial Regiments.

And as the procuring the Timber and many other articles necessary for erecting the Huts will at the same time facilitate the clearing the Land, and in other respects be beneficial to the property which is assigned to the Regiment, it is the General's idea that the Huts may be built without any public expence.

Lieutenant Colonel MORSE Chief Engineer, will (in consideration that your Regiment may be exposed to peculiar inconveniences from being the first who are ordered to hut on the River Saint John's) forward to You such articles as he apprehends cannot be procured at that Place.

I have the Honor to be
Ed. WINSLOW, Secretary


N.B.   Sent 9th August by Capt FULTON King's American Dragoons.

University of New Brunswick, Edward Winslow Papers, Volume 18, 1783, No. 5.

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