Letter from an inhabitant of North Carolina to an inhabitant of New York [Extract]
Volume 10, Pages 11-12
[Reprinted from American Archives. Vol. 2. P. 924.]
Extract of a Letter to a Gentleman in New York, dated North Carolina, June 7, 1775.
We are much alarmed here with the intentions of Administration; and unless affairs take a turn in our favour very shortly, we shall expect the worst effort of its villainy, that of spiriting up an enemy
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among ourselves, from whose barbarity, if roused, the most dreadful consequences will follow. Our Governour has sent his family to New York, and being greatly disgusted with the people of Newbern, has taken up his residence in Fort Johnston, at the mouth of Cape Fear River, which he has chosen as a place of retreat from popular complaints.
Our brethren in the Colonies may be assured that we never shall be bribed, by the benefit of an exclusive trade, to desert the common cause.