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Letter from Hugh Waddell et al. to William Dry
Waddell, Hugh, 1734?-1773; Harnett, Cornelius, 1723-1781; De Rosset, Moses John, 1726-1767; Et Al.
February 15, 1766
Volume 07, Pages 177-178

Copy of a Letter Signed by the Undermentioned Persons to William
Dry Esqre Dated Wilmington Saturday Afternoon 15th February
1766.

Sir,

This day was received the Copy of the Attorney Generals answer to the Queries and of his Letter relative to the Vessels seized by Captain Lobb. . . . .

There were many of the Country Gentlemen in Town this Morning who are since gone away very much dissatisfied on the Matter; and it is certain that in a few days the News will spread through several of the Counties; We are apprehensive of the very Ill Consequences that will attend this affair should you suffer these Vessels or the Papers belonging to them to be carried out of the River. If the People of the Country come down in a Body which we are informed they are determined to do, We leave you to judge how far our Properties or yours may be secure.

We mention these matters to you as Friends to Our Country Ourselves

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and you, and leave you to determine in what manner you ought to act on this interesting Occasion

We are Sir your most Obedient Servants
HUGH WADDELL
MOSES JNo DeROSSET
JOHN MORTIMER
CORNELIUS HARNETT
HENRY TOOMER
JOHN LYON
WILLIAM MOUATT
JOHN DUBOIS
J WILKINSON
FREDERICK GREGG
ALEX: ROSS
ALEX DUNCAN
Wm GREGORY
Wm CAMPBELL
FRANCIS DROMGOOLE
BENJn STOWE
J EUSTACE
JOHN GAY
JNo ROBESON
MARCUS FORD
GEO PARKER
WILLIAM WADDELL
JOHN QUINCE
DAVID JAMES
JAMES WALKER
MALALIAL HAMILTON,
A MACLAINE
JAMES BLYTHE
JNo FOSTER
JOHN CAMPBELL
JOS: PENNELL
WILLm PURVIANCE
GEO PALMER
SAMUEL GREEN
ARCHd CLAYTON
OBADIAH HOLT
ROBERT WALES
HERVEY YOUNG
ROBERT WALKER
ANTHONY WARD