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Letter from Robert Hardy to Willie Jones
Hardy, Robert
October 18, 1776
Volume 10, Page 849

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

Edenton, 18th Octr, 1776.

Sir,

In Obediance to an Order from your Honble Board I have purchased a quantity of Mens shoes for the Army, and have now by me two hundred and twenty pair. Please let me know by return Express whether you will have them sent to Halifax for the use of the Army now there or keep them by me until future orders.

Mr Jones tells me it would be proper to purchase a quantity of Leather Britches. As Britches was not mentioned in the Articles your Board gave me Orders to purchase shall be glad to know whether I shall purchase any or not.

I have the Honour to be
Sir Your most Obedt Servt
ROBERT HARDY.