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Letter from Samuel Johnston to Willie Jones
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
October 15, 1776
Volume 10, Pages 847-848

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State]
Letter from Samuel Johnston to the Council of Safety.

Edenton, 15th Oct., 1776.

Dear Sir,

The Bearers Mr Wyat and Capt. Chase are interested with Mr Ambrose Knox in a Vessell which has been seized by order of

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Council on account of some misconduct of one Capt. Cartwright a part owner, they will state the particular circumstances of their case to the honourable Council, as they are desirous of having their Interest at Sea, they will give Bond to see forthcoming any claim or Interest the publick may have in the Vessell. Mr Wyat is a young man of considerable property in this part of the Country and both he & Capt. Chase entitled to every indulgence the Council can consistently extend to them having been active in importing ammunition and have both lately been taken endeavouring to serve the public by other importations.

I have the honor to be with great respect
Sir your most Obedient Servant