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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
JNo HAMILTON.

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The Capt & Brigantine William

To John Hamilton & Co.

For 1127 Gallons Molasses short delivered exclusive of leakage
£160
11
275 bls Sugar 100s
13
15
75 scs Coffee 2s. 8d
10
Custom house fees
14
17
Mr Barron's Commission not allowed in last settlement
12
18
4
Cash paid a Sailor, omitted in last Settlement
1
4
£221
5
4

Errors Excepted

JNo HAMILTON.

August 10th, 1777.