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Letter from William Maxwell to the North Carolina Council of Safety
Maxwell, William
September 30, 1776
Volume 10, Page 825

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from William Maxwell, a prisoner, to the North Carolina Council of Safety.

Newbern Gaol, Septr 30th, 1776.

Gentlemen,

My Disagreeable Situation in being a Prisoner & Confined now, five months, to the almoste Ruen of my famaly will I hope, have some weight with you, Especally as I am Ready & Willing to take the Oaths Directed to be taken, & having no other Desire but to become a Deserving Member of the State. Mr Coor, one of the members of the Honorable Council, promist me to Write in my behalf and Send you some Letters. I wrote some time since, but the Council being Removed, I had no Opertunity before this, of Laying my Petision before you. I flatter myself this Honorable Council will be Ready to grant & Receive me as a member of the State, so earnestly desired by a Declaration of the Late Congress, while it shall be my Constant study to Deserve every favour you are pleased to confer, on Gentlemen your

Most Humble and Obedient Servant,
Wm MAXWELL.