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Letter from Arthur Dobbs to James Abercromby
Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
December 28, 1757
Volume 05, Pages 788-789

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 13. D. 12.]

Newbern December 28th 1757.

Sir [James Abercrombie, Esq.]

I had your several letters inclosed which I delivered to Mr. Swann and to your Committee of Correspondence but as the time of your appointment as Agent expired last month and as I was affraid you would be ill paid for what was past I would not write to you upon any business untill I knew what the Assembly would do.

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I spoke to the Speaker to try whether the House would appoint you again but found them so crusty in granting any money for public services that I could expect little from them they absolutely refused to appoint any at present alledging their heavy taxes and I find they would not even allow your extra expences so that I cant think to give you any trouble when you wont be paid for it, nor even pay you what you have earned.

I am sorry it has so happened but they would not allow a salary for a store keeper thō recommended to them from the King in Council

I am &c:
ARTHUR DOBBS.