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Letter from John Campbell to Richard Cogdell [Extract]
Campbell, John, ca. 1700-1781
October 07, 1761
Volume 06, Page 580

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

Bertie Octr: 7th 1761.

Dear Sir

I recd your favor with £3.7.8—one Bill very bad I return per Mr. Rainey he changed it for you, inclosed in the Note.

The account of the dullness of your Town & buissness in it I am sorry for but the unthinking People in and about it must thank themsels who drove away the Govr & Officers. These People could not bear a little flow of money, but Grew So Proud & Insolent they will feel the reverse and now may reflect on themselves when too Late

At Present I have no loaf Sugar for my own use but Expect a Quantity from the Norward daily If an oppertunity after it comes to gett in time to your Court I will Send the Quantity you desire and two Barrill's of wine of a good kind of Teneriff—pretty old

It will give me real Pleasure to put any thing in your way for an advantage to you And could wish for more frequent Oppertunity's of doing it.

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I am your most Humble Servt
JNo CAMPBELL
To Mr. Richard Cogdell at Newbern Per favor of Mr. Rainey.