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Letter from John Hamilton to Cornelius Harnett
Hamilton, John, d. 1817
August 10, 1776
Volume 10, Pages 741-742

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from John Hamilton to the North Carolina Council of Safety.

Mr Millers August 10th, 1776.

Honor'd Sir,

Uncertain where I may find your Honorable Board sitting, I begg leave to transmitt an acct against the Capt & Brigg William, still due us, in order that you may be fully acquainted with our claim, & that you may detain a sufficiency of the money arising from the sale to satisfy my demand, in case I am not present when Mr Neale makes a Return to your Board.

The Capt has never Enter'd a protest, which I have from under Mr Davis's hand, I have also a certificate from Capt John Cowper

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& two more Capts, that the Vessell & Capt are liable to me for any damages, a shipper may Receive on their property, so that I am now intitled to my claim, Mr Barron insists on my paying him his commission, on which acct I hope your honours will not suffer me to be a looser, I shall waitt on you whenever I hear the place of your destination, untill then, must again Sollicit you, to detain the Capt & Sailors claims, untill mine is assertain'd, which you may even do without my being present. I have shewn Mr Miller the Certificates, who will satisfy you, in Respect to their legality.

I Remain most Respectfully Honor'd Sir
Your most obedt Servt


The Capt & Brigantine William

To John Hamilton & Co.

For 1127 Gallons Molasses short delivered exclusive of leakage
275 bls Sugar 100s
75 scs Coffee 2s. 8d
Custom house fees
Mr Barron's Commission not allowed in last settlement
Cash paid a Sailor, omitted in last Settlement

Errors Excepted


August 10th, 1777.