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.
Volume 07, Pages 177-178
Copy of a Letter Signed by the Undermentioned Persons to William
Dry Esqre Dated Wilmington Saturday Afternoon 15th February
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
MOSES JNo DeROSSET